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Fire station ‘owner’ accused of assault

A Medical Lake man was arrested for allegedly obstructing police and assaulting a firefighter Saturday after he walked into the fire station garage and claimed to own all the equipment.

Edward John Ramsey, 49, pushed a firefighter who tried to escort him from the garage about 6 a.m., police say.
Firefighters said Ramsey was acting strange when he approached the station at 124 S. Lefevre in Medical Lake.

A sheriff's deputy saw Ramsey walking nearby and tried to talk to him, but Ramsey ran and struggled when the deputy caught up with him and handcuffed him.

Ramsey reportedly told the deputy he'd pushed the big fireman and twisted his tit" because he wouldn't let him look at the equipment for which he claims to have paid.

Ramsey told Judge Annette Plese in court Monday that he had enough money to buy the entire state of Washington and is planning to move to Hawaii.

He has no serious criminal record and was released from jail Monday on his own recognizance.

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