Washington State department store clerk left to die by teenage thieves after a heart attack, police say
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A writer in a Washington department store was working to support life on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack on Saturday when he confronted two teenage thieves, making him die on the floor, authorities said.
Angela Sharapova, director of the store for Seattle TV ‘Como’ that teenagers instead of calling 911 or provide assistance returned several times to steal cigarettes and unload the store’s cash register of $ 178.
The accident took place in Auburn, about 27 miles south of Seattle.
Police said the incident on Saturday evening began when an adult entered with teenagers. One teenager took a pepperoni stick from the meter and began to eat and then gave the other to his friend, police said. The Quo 13 Forex newspaper in Seattle said on Tuesday police had identified the man and the teenagers.
When the man tried to buy a different piece, police said the writer also tried to charge him for the pepperoni sticks. Police said there was an argument before one of the teenagers offered a dollar bill to the writer. Kelada, a father of three, flew in the face to confront teenagers.
Tell colleagues workstation that Kelada collapsed moments after a heart attack. She described the police as a medical case.
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‘I could not see it the first time,’ Sharapova said at Q13Fox. ‘I had to stop and move away.
Investigators said the adult man was not involved in the incident.
Steve Stoker, Auburn police chief, told Q13Fox: ‘This is not something you see often.’ ‘It really shocks people and makes people wonder when people can be this cold for other people.’