Charges: Proud drug dealer foiled by falling pants
TACOMA, Wash. -- A convicted felon and proud drug dealer was foiled by his own falling pants last weekend in Tacoma, according to charges filed Monday in Pierce County Superior Court.
According to charging documents, a Washington State Department of Corrections officer saw 29-year-old Akeem Henderson, currently wanted on an outstanding warrant and for fleeing a traffic stop, enter a residence in the 800 block of South Cushman Avenue and called the Tacoma Police Department for backup.
Officers contacted Henderson and placed him into handcuffs. While being searched, Henderson pushed away from officers and took off running, according to the charging documents.
Henderson was reportedly running down an alley when his pants fell to his ankles, tripping him and sending him to the ground. Officers caught up with Henderson and placed him into the back of a patrol car.
According to the charging documents, Henderson immediately waived his right to remain silent and started bragging to officers that he was a big drug dealer and had sold $1,000 worth of drugs that day. He reportedly told them he threw away 3 grams of heroin as he was running and was going to use his drug-dealing money to bail out of jail immediately.
Likely not helping his case, Henderson told officers he had a gun and should have shot them as soon as they came to the door, according to the charging documents. He also reportedly told them he was going to shoot them when he bailed out and would beat them up if he wasn't in handcuffs.
Henderson has been charged with harassment, obstructing a law-enforcement officer, escape, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.