Police: When flashing fails, whiskey-chugging bus rider tries robbery
SEATTLE -- A woman chugging whiskey and claiming to sell "meth and [expletive]" in the back of a Metro bus flashed a fellow passenger, and when that failed to earn her $5 tried a knife instead, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, three friends were riding the RapidRide Route E northbound on Aurora Avenue around 1:45 a.m. Monday when the suspect, who was drinking from a large bottle of Jack Daniels and acting loud and vulgar, offered them a shot.
They declined the shot, and depending on who you ask, a female passenger either gave the suspect a dirty look or told her she was acting like a skank.
According to the report, the suspect threatened the female passenger, telling her, "I'm going to get off the bus at your stop, and I'm going to beat your [expletive]."
The female passenger went to the front of the bus to report the incident to the driver.
Once the female passenger was gone, the suspect lifted her shirt and showed her breasts to a male passenger then demanded $5 from him, according to the report.
When he refused to pay her, she reportedly pulled out a folding knife and threatened to stab him if he didn't pay.
The passenger, feeling threatened and believing the suspect capable of stabbing him, joined the female passenger at the front of the bus to report the incident to the driver.
The driver pulled over near North 46th Street and called 911. According to the report, the suspect stood next to the driver and helped describe herself to the 911 dispatcher (behavior the driver described as "surreal").
The suspect walked off before officers arrived, but they found her near North 61st Street and arrested her. She was booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery.