December 20, 1999
Dec. 16: A 32-year-old female was arrested at 8:18 p.m. in Shirley's Bar for attempted robbery of the Woodgate dry cleaning facility where the woman had pointed at something she held under her sweatshirt, told the cleaner's owner that she was robbing him, and told him to give him all the money in his cash register. He said it was empty. She then told him to give her his wallet. He said he didn't have a wallet. She turned and fled on foot. MPO Hoag and Officer Rozsnafszky responded to the 7:55 report, took a description from the cleaner's owner, and went to Shirley's to ask the bartender if a white woman had recently come in. He pointed to a woman who had left for a few minutes, then returned. The officers asked the woman outside, then called the cleaner's two owners to the scene, where they identified the woman as the robber. She was booked into King County Jail.