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Female phone thief calls police on victim because he demanded his phone back

By Mason White 12:34 PM August 13, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A female phone thief ended up behind bars after calling police to complain that her victim was demanding his phone back, police in Washington said.

The Seattle Police Department said that they arrested the 20-year-old suspect around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, outside a gas station parking lot in the 6600 block of Martin Luther King Junior Way South.

The woman called police to complain that a man was following her and accusing her of taking his phone. Officers found the 21-year-old man, who suffered cuts and bruises.

The suspect told officers that she and her boyfriend were sitting near the 21-year-old man on a city bus when he awoke from a nap, accused them of stealing his phone and attacked them as they ran from the bus.

According to the 21-year-old man, that’s not exactly what happened. He told officers that he was sitting on the bus with closed eyes, when suddenly the music he was listening to had stopped.

He opened his eyes to see the suspect and a man with his phone. The 21-year-old man said that he asked the couple to return his cell phone only to have them hit and kick him in the head.

He ran after the couple as they left the bus. According to police, the suspect denied taking the phone until officers noticed a bulge in her pocket.

Officers found the victim’s phone and three grams of crack on the suspect. She was booked into the King County Jail on charges of burglary and drug possession.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.