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.
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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.