Bathroom key thief assaults clerk
August 16, 2010
A man attempting to leave a gas station with a restroom key became violent when a clerk demanded that he return the facility key, on Sunday shortly after 9 p.m. [KSBW]
At the Shell Station on Main Street in Salinas, customers have to ask for the key to unlock the bathroom. When a clerk noticed Jacob Rede attempting to leave the station with the key, he confronted the intoxicated 19-year-old.
Rede became angry and threatened the clerk with a screw driver. The employee followed Rede out to his car and attempted to jot down his license plate number. Rede backed up and hit the clerk with his car and then drove away.
The clerk received minor injuries.
Salinas police officers found Rede driving through his apartment complex with the stolen key.
Rede was booked into the Monterey County Jail on suspicion of hit-and-run, assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence.