Fife Police officers were dispatched at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Fife Jiffy Lube. A male suspect was reported to have entered the business and he attempted to take three air filters without paying for them.
When he was confronted by an employee about paying for the items, the suspect threatened to stab the employee with a knife. He then ran from the store. A patrol officer responding to the robbery saw a male matching the suspect’s description a short distance away from the business and stopped to contact him.
The male threw items he was carrying under nearby vehicles and turned toward the officer and threatened to assault him. The suspect then told the officer he wanted the officer to shoot him. Other officers arrived and the suspect was taken into custody.
The suspect was later booked into Pierce County Jail for first degree robbery.