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On Tuesday, dispatchers released the 911 call from Game Stop stabbing victim Kiersten Shideler.
Shideler, 23, was robbed while working at the Game Stop in Renton on January 14th. She cooperated fully with her attacker’s demands - and still he slit her throat.
Renton Police released surveillance video from inside the store. It shows the suspect, who police identify as Darren Gayles, grabbing Shideler, holding a knife to her throat and dragging her to the cash register.
After she opened the register, Gayles still cut her neck. You can see Shideler stand up, with her hand on her neck she grabs the phone and calls 911.
Shideler sounds afraid and determined. She asks for an ambulance and still provides information describing the suspect and where he went.
Police arrested Gayles about six hours after the attack; they got a tip about where he was staying. Gayles is charged with robbery and assault in King County Superior Court. He has not been arraigned on the charges.
Gayles was transferred to Western State Hospital for a mental health evaluation. He’ll be back in court on February 17th for a mental competency hearing.