(UPDATEx2) Police Seek Woman Wanted In Pizza Shop Bear Mace Attack

UPDATE x2: The suspect has been arrested.

UPDATE 5/21: Detectives have identified the suspect as Gabey Alfred, 19, but are still working to locate her. If you know where police can find her, please call 911.


SPD detectives are looking for help tracking down a woman who attacked the staff at a South Seattle pizza shop with bear mace last week.

Last Friday, May 11th, the woman walked into the restaurant in the 3700 block of Rainier Avenue South, looked around, and then walked outside. She returned minutes later with a can of bear mace in her hand, accompanied by a man carrying a toddler.

The woman began shouting at employees and sprayed five staff members with a can of bear mace. The suspect and her companions then left the scene.

The employees were treated at the scene by Seattle Fire. Staff members had to close the restaurant and discard all the food on site due to the amount of bear mace sprayed at the scene.

Four days after the incident, on May 15th, a second woman walked into the restaurant carrying a can of bear mace and threatened employees. She was arrested a short time later for witness intimidation and booked into the King County Jail.

If you have any information about the female suspect or know where police can find her, please call 911 or (206) 233-5000.