Cops Chase Suspect Through SODO Doughnut Shop

Officers made a particularly sweet arrest Friday afternoon after a suspect with a stolen purse led police on a chase through a SODO doughnut shop.

A woman called police around 1:30 pm Friday and said she’d found her previously-stolen purse posted for sale on Craigslist. The woman then told officers she had contacted the seller and planned to meet them in front of the Krispy Kreme on 1st Avenue S. and S. Holgate.

Police rushed to the scene, where they found the suspect standing outside the doughnut shop. When the suspect spotted the officers, she took off running through the Krispy Kreme.

Officers remained focused on the suspect, chasing her straight through the store and down the block.

In a last-ditch effort to elude officers, the suspect ducked into an open shipping container and attempted to hide. However, officers quickly found the suspect, took her into custody, and returned the victim’s purloined purse.