Seattle Times | 'Drugstore Cowboy' author pleads guilty to Redmond pharmacy robbery

The Seattle Times reports that 73 year old James Fogle, author of the book, "Drugstore Cowboy" pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to first-degree robbery of the Pharmaca Integrative on Redmond Way last May.

Fogle confronted a female employee when she said the store was closing; he pulled up his shirt to display the BB gun tucked into his waistband, the paperwork stated. Benn then entered the store and confronted another female employee.

A third employee, who remained near the front of the store, triggered a silent alarm. She also managed to crack open the front door and ask a passer-by to call police.

The three employees were tied up. When Fogle exited the business, hauling a trash bag full of drugs, he was met by police with guns drawn. While police were arresting Fogle, a door to the pharmacy opened and Benn exited. He, too, was arrested. The Seattle Times