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Laser pointer, cup of water earn two Spokane residents a trip to jail

Two separate Spokane residents earned a trip to jail Sunday after allegedly using unconventional weapons against Spokane police officers.

Police arrested Mishel W. Stein, 29, on suspicion of third-degree assault after she allegedly threw a cup of water at an officer who was investigating a trespassing report at 812 W. Maxwell Ave.

Court documents did not offer any insight on why Stein allegedly threw the water.

In a separate incident, Scott E. Mallery faces two charges of first-degree unlawful discharge of a laser for allegedly shining a laser pointer with a green beam at two officers parked in the 1400 block of East Holyoke Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday.

According to court documents, the officers believed they were being targeted by a firearm targeting system.

When contacted by officers, Mallery admitted he had shined the laser at the police SUV, but did not say why.

Rachel Alexander
Rachel Alexander came to the Spokesman-Review in 2014 after working for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. She covers social services, health and science for the City Desk and writes a monthly data-focused column, Know Spokane.

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