Prosecutors say there is insufficient evidence to show the robe was an intentional threat, according to Redmond police.
A man who left a bag containing a Ku Klux Klan-style robe at a Redmond consignment store earlier this year will not face criminal charges, police said Monday.
King County prosecutors determined there is insufficient evidence to show a bag he left at the store, which contained the robe, was an intentional threat against the shop’s owner, according to police.
The store owner, a black woman, reported to police she found the robe with KKK symbols, a loose rope and other items inside a bag that came from a man who visited her shop, From Rags to Riches, at 16648 Redmond Way, on Jan. 20.
Police interviewed the 25-year-old man, who told investigators he went to the store to sell dresses but had no knowledge of the other items in the bag, police said.
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The man’s father told police that he told his son to sell the dresses to the store after cleaning a friend‘s home in Tacoma, which included the disposal of some items that belonged to the friend’s late mother, according to police.
Investigators did not find fingerprints from the 25-year-old or his father on the bag containing the robe and other items, police said.
“Regardless of the investigation outcome, we acknowledge the emotional impact this type of incident can have on the victim and a community,” Redmond police said in a news release.
Redmond police worked with King County prosecutors, who consulted with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI before deciding not to file charges.