Charges: Whisky-stealing teen attacked guard with bong

SHORELINE, Wash. - A Shoreline teen accused of bashing a grocery security guard with a bong now faces a felony assault charge.

King County prosecutors claim Nadeya Haile and another young woman were shoplifting Crown Royal whisky on April 19 from a Safeway store at 17202 15th Ave. N.E. when a guard spotted them.

Haile, 18, had stepped out of the store when the officer confronted her. According to charging papers, Hailie’s 17-year-old associate then sprayed the officer with pepper spray.

The guard grabbed the girl, who then tried unsuccessfully to shock him with a stun gun, a King County Sheriff’s Office detective said in charging papers. Haile is alleged to have then hit the man in the head with a blue glass bong she’d been carrying in her purse.

Overcome by the head injury and the pepper spray, the guard released the young women. When deputies arrived, the man was bleeding from a cut to his head that took three staples to close.

Investigators ultimately identified Haile and the other girl as suspects in the altercation.

According to charging papers, Haile told police she was only trying to help her friend after she was accosted by the security guard.

Described in charging papers as a Shorewood High School student, Haile has been charged with third-degree assault. She has not been jailed.