Police Take Report...
...After employees take care of business. Via KXLY.com
Tuesday, May 09th, 2006 10:39:53 AM
SPOKANE VALLEY -- Employees of a Spokane Valley convenience store made things very inconvenient when a man tried to steal beer.
After the store had been robbed four times in the previous two weeks, the employees staked out the business early Monday. About two o'clock, a pickup truck rammed the front doors.
The driver got out and the employees sprang into action, striking him several times with a baseball bat and shooting out a tire with a shotgun.
As the man tried to drive away, the employee with the bat took out several windows, while the other employee took out the truck's back window with another shotgun blast.
A Spokane Valley officer later found the disabled truck parked behind a nearby motel and arrested 35-year-old Michael L. Gatts, a transient. He was booked for investigation of second-degree burglary.