Charges: Angry customer threatens to shoot up Fife business

FIFE, Wash. -- A 39-year-old woman who apparently has a history of harassing local businesses threatened to shoot employees at an advertising company in Fife because she was unsatisfied with their level of service, according to charges filed Monday in Pierce County Superior Court.

According to the charging documents, Kenya Scott had paid Dex Media between $1,200 and $1,300 to advertise her heating business, which the Fife Police Department notes may or may not actually exist.

After becoming upset with the level of service she was receiving for her money, Scott left a series of angry messages with a Dex employee, culminating in a threat to come down to their Fife offices and shoot the first employee she saw July 24, according to the charging documents.

The employee took Scott's alleged threats seriously and called police, as well as other Dex offices to warn them. He also inquired about hiring off-duty officers to guard the Dex parking lot.

Detectives went to Scott's apartment in Kent but couldn't find her. They asked the apartment building's management to leave a message for her, but they refused, saying they were all afraid of her, as well.

According to the charging documents, detectives went back to Scott's apartment, and Scott slammed the door on them. She reportedly talked to detectives through the closed door, telling them she was sorry and knew she shouldn't have threatened to kill someone.

Scott eventually came out of the apartment and was arrested. She has been charged with felony harassment.

According to the charging documents, Scott, who may suffer from bipolar disorder, was also recently arrested for threatening to blow up a business in Burien.