February 1, 1999
Jan. 20: A check for $1,325.95 was cashed at the Key Bank by a supposedly 24-year-old Seattle man before tellers noticed that "Seafirst" had been spelled as two words on the check.
Jan. 22: A 36-year-old Lynnwood woman had her head bashed into a glass window and was later punched in the right eye by a 29-year-old Maltby-area woman at Shirley's Restaurant and Bar.
Jan. 24: A 44-year-old female real estate agent and a client were accosted by a man who threatened to shoot the agent in the head. The incident began when the woman spotted a vehicle swerving "at her" as she was driving east on Woodinville-Duvall Road to show a home in the 18500 block of 165th Pl. NE. The vehicle followed her there and a man got out who said if he'd had a gun, he'd shoot the woman. He said his father had just passed away and the woman and client told him to go home, but this only got the man angrier. He threw down his coat and said, "Come on, let's go," but left afterwards.
Also this day, a 16-year-old Bothell boy was cited for shoplifting after he allegedly stole a volt meter from McLendon's. Alert employees there observed the suspect put the $28.99 device in his sweatpants pocket and walk out of the store without paying for it. The suspect was detained, and allegedly said his action had been a test and that his friends had stolen goods from the store.