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by escaping slave
on 7/23/2008 @ 5:03pm
|Thank you, Armed Citizen, for being prepared and knowledgeable, exercising your rights, and thus helping take a bite out of crime in T-Town!
Robber tries to get money from patrons at downtown restaurant
Posted by Stacey Mulick @ 01:47:29 pm
Diners at Pacific Grill had some interruptions last night.
According to Tacoma police, a man went to the restaurant at 1502 Pacific Ave. He sat down and ordered a beer the restaurant didn't carry, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.
The man got up and went into a private dining area and demanded money from the seated diners, Fulghum said. He told them this was a robbery and demanded their wallets. He got aggressive and grabbed one of the victims, Fulghum said. He got one wallet and rifled through it.
At one point, one of the patrons pulled out his own gun and told the robber to leave.
The man was escorted outside and the door locked behind him, Fulghum said. Tacoma police officers found the man nearby and arrested him. He was booked into Pierce County Jail just after 9:30 p.m. on suspicion of second-degree robbery and five counts of attempted second-degree robbery.
UPDATE: Prosecutors charged Jon Malcolm Maleak Meys, 36, today with seven counts of attempted second-degree robbery. He was arraigned on the charges. Tacoma police responded to the restaurant shortly after 8:30 p.m.