A Tumwater man allegedly became upset at a drive-thru customer on an electric skateboard and then ran over the device, narrowly missing the skater.
Douglas Daryl Nedrow Jr., 55, was arrested on July 28, a day after police received a report of a malicious mischief incident at Capitol Perks Espresso on Capitol Boulevard.
On July 27, a reporting party told authorities that he was ordering coffee at the drive-thru when a man, later identified as Nedrow, pulled up in a truck, honked, and ran over his $420 electric skateboard.
“I narrowly got out of the way when my electric skateboard was ran over by the front wheels of Doug Nedrow Jr.’s Ram 1500,” the reporting party wrote in his statement. “I jumped onto the curb as his back wheels drive over my board again.”
“Doug called me a dumb f*ck and told me I shouldn’t have been in the road and as I was walking away, he called me an assh*le,” the man added.
The impact damaged the skateboard’s motorized hub, the reporting party said.
The man told police that Nedrow initially committed to replacing the skateboard but then said it looked like only the wheel was damaged, so he would pay for just that. The man later learned that the phone number Nedrow gave him was disconnected.
Nedrow then drove off but came back to accuse the reporting party of making up stories, according to the police report.
The café owner wrote in her witness statement that the reporting party was ordering at the drive-thru when “all of a sudden you hear this loud horn and truck go by and he ran over the skateboard and almost hit [the man].”
The owner of the coffee stand stated that Nedrow had come out of his truck and asked the man why he was there. She also noted that it was normal for customers to use the drive-thru without a vehicle.
Police said surveillance footage showed Nedrow driving through the lane while the reporting party was standing at the window, hitting his skateboard and causing him to move out of the way. The police officer stated, “Doug continues to drive over the skateboard a second time. He did not make any effort to avoid the skateboard or stop.”
Authorities did not locate the suspect on the day of the incident but found him in his home the next day.
An officer noted that Nedrow “has a long history of contacts with law enforcement, usually including loss of temper and acting out towards others. He has been trespassed from another coffee stand in Tumwater for causing issues with patrons.”
Nedrow told police that the reporting party pushed his skateboard in front of his truck. When an officer told him that the incident was caught on video and asked why he ran over the skateboard, he did not respond.
Asked further why he called the reporting party a “dumb f*ck,” Nedrow said, “Well, you will have to ask him.”
When the officer told Nedrow that he appeared to have anger management issues, the suspect replied, “Why does this always happen to me?” He also said that he must have given an old phone number to the reporting party.
Nedrow was booked into the Nisqually Jail for reckless endangerment and third-degree malicious mischief. Jail records show that he was released on July 29.
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