Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that two teen males were caught early Thursday (Sept. 21) â€“ and stung (along with a cop) â€“ after disturbing a wasp’s nest at/near Burien Nissan in the 16000 block of 1st Ave South (map below).
Police first received a call of suspects vandalizing cars just after 1 a.m. Thursday at the car dealership. When the first deputy arrived, he spotted two subjects inside a secured fenced area (most likely on he southeast side, on the Ambaum Cutoff) and saw one of them vandalizing a car in the lot. When the suspects spotted the deputy they ran, jumped on top of a vehicle parked near the fence, and jumped over the fence into a wooded area.
K-9 and the Guardian 1 helicopter responded to help search. As police continued their search they heard someone yell, â€œwe surrender.â€ Two teen male suspects walked out of the woods towards awaiting deputies.
But wait…there’s more.
“When the suspects were walking out of the woods towards deputies they apparently disturbed a wasp nest which resulted in both suspects and a deputy being stung numerous times,” Sgt. Cindi West told The B-Town Blog.
The two suspects were identified as a 15-year old male from Seattle and a 16-year old male from Kent. Both were arrested. The 15-year old was booked into the Youth Service Center for Investigation of Burglary and an outstanding felony warrant. The Youth Services Center declined to admit the 16-year old so the case will be submitted to the prosecutorâ€™s office recommending charges. He was taken home and released to his mother.
At least three vehicles were damaged with broken windows and damaged bumpers.
“We do not have an update from the dealership yet on value of damage,” West added.
Also, no word yet on the extent of injuries sustained from the wasps.
Assisted Deputies with locating two vehicle prowl subjects in the area of 160 TH and 1 ST AVE S.
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