Serial Shoplifter Charged with Making Death Threats to Employees

A 66-year-old Kent, Washington, man has been charged with felony harassment, accused of threatening to kill one employee at the Renton Fred Meyer and brandishing a handgun at a second employee.

Ethan Alvarez and Mike Cassatt both work as asset protection specialists at a Renton Fred Meyer on 108th Avenue SE. Cassatt is an Orting police officer who works at Fred Meyer when he is off duty.

According to charging documents, a suspect, later identified as Adolphus Washington, was known by employees at the Renton Fred Meyer to steal two bottles of liquor each time he entered the store, and Cassatt had been involved in at least one confrontation with Washington in Renton and recognized him from a similar incident when he worked at the Kent Fred Meyer… KIRO7 News

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