Kids these days. If they're not texting, Facebooking, and LOL'ing, they're stealing liquor from Walmart and getting into parking-lot confrontations to protect their lifted bounty.
At least that was the case last Saturday in Bellingham.
According to a report in the Bellingham Herald, two teenagers were seen allegedly heisting three bottles of vodka - worth a little over $40 (the good stuff, apparently!) - from the Bellingham Walmart at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday night. When a Walmart employee followed the duo to the parking lot and confronted the thirsty teens, things took a turn for the toothy.
As the Herald reports:
A 24-year-old employee followed them and asked the girl to surrender the merchandise, "worth $44 and some change," Young said. She said no.
They got into a struggle and the suspect bit the employee in the hand. But the employee was able to "retain" the suspect's purse -- the police report didn't say if it was dropped or wrestled away. The suspect's ID and other photos of her were inside, and police established probable cause to arrest the girl.
As the Herald notes, a police report from the incident indicates the 16-year-old biter was arrested following the incident, though a Bellingham police spokesman couldn't confirm that on Monday because he didn't have a follow-up police report.