Woman accused of spraying gas station clerk with fire extinguisher in robbery attempt

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Kristi McKinney

SEATTLE — King County prosecutors charged Kristi McKinney with second-degree robbery Tuesday for allegedly spraying a Shell gas station clerk in the face with a fire extinguisher on Sept. 22.

Seattle police say she was trying to rob the store at 2424 Beacon Avenue South, but couldn’t get the cash register open.  She later returned, according to detectives, and implied she had a gun. Again, she did not receive any money, according to investigators, and left when police were called.

After video of the fire extinguisher attacked aired on ‘Washington’s Most Wanted’, viewer tips to Crime Stoppers identified McKinney as the suspect in the case.

McKinney was being held in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail and will be arraigned Oct. 13.

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