Soap stops Everett suspect from clean getaway - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Soap stops Everett suspect from clean getaway

EVERETT, Wash. - A bystander who saw a man grab a woman's purse in an Everett grocery store parking lot kept the purse-snatcher from making a clean getaway by smacking him on the head with a jug of laundry soap.

Papers filed in Everett District Court say the bystander held the 31-year-old Everett man until police arrived.

The Everett Herald reports that in addition to the March 26 mugging, he's suspected of purse snatchings at the Everett Mall in March and at an Edmonds grocery last June and of a burglary last July in Bothell.

He's held in the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of theft and burglary charges.

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