Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Lake Stevens Police Department were dispatched to a robbery complaint from a 22-year-old female after her car bumper was hit by a pickup truck at the intersection of State Route 9 and Highway 92 last Tuesday, June 23. Brandy Flock, the 27-year-old suspect from Tulalip and the driver of the truck, Patrick Guenther, a 26-year-old suspect from Arlington, allegedly rear-ended the victim’s car and continued to spin the truck’s tires. Flock, got out of the vehicle and reached into the victim’s window, slapped her face and then took her purse. The pick-up drove off and the victim and her friend followed the suspects until it crashed into a utility pole along 99th Ave. NE. In a strange turn of events, the suspects returned the purse and asked the victim not to call police. After freeing the truck from the pole, the suspects took off with Flock driving and headed toward Lake Cassidy where the truck once again crashed into some brush. Flock, jumped from the pickup and tried to swim away. “A quick response from the Sheriff’s office and their coordinated efforts with our department resulted in the arrest of two criminals who were trying to take advantage of the female victim,” Lake Stevens Police Chief Randy Celori said. Both Flock and Guenther were arrested and booked into Snohomish County Jail on counts of Robbery in the Second Degree.