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March 26, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Felon texts Edmonds cop, and now his texting has stopped

It was after midnight, but an Edmonds detective was awake enough to answer a random text message two weeks ago, leading to a felony arrest. Here’s the department’s version:

Just after midnight on March 14, 2012, an Edmonds Police detective received a text message on his department-issued cellular telephone from an unknown subject asking, “Who is this?” Since the detective did not recognize the telephone number, he sent a simple reply requesting the identity of the sender.

Throughout the next two days, the as-yet-unknown individual continued to exchange somewhat casual text messages with the detective, apparently unaware of who he was sending them to. For some reason, on the third day the subject’s demeanor changed when he sent a terse message to the police detective that demanded, “Come get me, (expletive omitted)!”

The detective then checked the phone number and found it belonged to a 29-year old Shoreline man, who had two felony warrants totaling $10,000 bail, according to a statement Monday by Sgt. Mike Blackburn, police spokesman, who says the man’s texting was placed on hold while he stays at Snohomish County Jail.

 

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