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Drunken tirade leads to man’s 86-year banishment from Fred Meyer stores

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm |
February 12, 2013 11:04 am

Drunkenly throwing beer cans and causing a ruckus in a Fred Meyer store can apparently lead to banishment.

A 54-year-old transient learned that lesson Saturday after a tirade that started on a Pierce Transit bus and ended in the Fred Meyer store on S. 19th Street in Tacoma.

For his trouble, Fred Meyer banned him from its stores until 2099 and Pierce Transit told him he wouldn’t be welcome until next February.

Oh, and Pierce County prosecutors charged him with felony harassment and unlawful transit conduct. The man pleaded not guilty and was ordered jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail.

It all started Saturday afternoon when the allegedly drunken man caused an unknown disturbance on a Pierce Transit bus. He refused to get off the bus until it stopped at the Fred Meyer store, charging papers say.

The man has been banned from Pierce Transit in the past.

Once inside the store, the transient tried to buy beer but was refused because he already appeared intoxicated. He then began yelling and throwing beer cans on the floor until security escorted him outside.

When police were called, the transient allegedly yelled and threatened the officer until they arrived at Pierce County Jail

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