A 16-year-old Kennewick boy was reportedly tired from a robbery and shoplifting and was found sleeping in a stolen pickup.
The teen was spotted trying to leave the Pasco Walmart at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday with a cart full of electronics, but he was stopped at the door, according to Pasco police. Some of the items still had anti-theft tags on them to set off the alarm.
He threatened to pull a gun and start shooting if he wasn’t allowed to leave with the items, turning the shoplifting into a robbery.
Two hours later, an officer found a stolen pickup parked at the Pasco Public Library. The truck was stolen while it was left unattended warming up on Sunday at St. Joseph’s church in Kennewick.
The officer saw the sleeping teen in the back seat and, “At least one corresponding stolen item from Walmart could be seen in the front seat,” said a police spokesman.
The boy booked into the juvenile detention center. “He has a lengthy criminal history and is already on a very restrictive probation program,” said the spokesman.