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