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Woman allegedly swings fillet knife at clerk after taking items from Tacoma store

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on July 13, 2012 at 6:43 am with 6 Comments »
July 13, 2012 10:57 am

Police are looking for a woman who allegedly swung a fillet knife at a store clerk last night after he tried to stop her from leaving the store without paying for merchandise in her bag.

The woman walked into a business in the 3700 block of Pacific Avenue and began putting items in her purse.

The clerk confronted her, and she allegedly punched him several times.

Police said she tried to flee the business, the clerk tried to stop her, and she forced her way past him and outside.

When the clerk followed the woman, she allegedly pulled out a fillet knife and swung it at him several times.

He was not injured.

Witnesses told police the suspect got into a vehicle nearby and drove off with two other women.

Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. cking9900 says:

    Really? A FLAY knife? Could it possibly be a “filet” knife? Who proof reads these headlines? LOL!!!!!

  2. MrCarleone says:

    Sweet !

    More of the Ambiance of Tacoma !

  3. Was the word “flay” in the original headline, then did it get corrected to read “fillet”? Because “fillet” or “filet” are both acceptable versions of the word.

  4. Alexis Krell says:

    Yes. An original typo was corrected. Thank you for reading.

  5. Flay is to skin or to take the skin off of something. I am guessing there could be a knife to do this.

  6. rosehaven says:

    What’s with these shop lifters? The knife may have been her own kitchen ‘weapon’ and the other stuff in her bag the stolen items.

    This may have been planned with a car waiting outside(?) It’s a shame some are so dishonest.

    He’s a brave cashier. Hopefully there will be a good video of her on the cameras. She’s caught in the act and another day likely will be caught!

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