Walla Walla man allegedly goes to work intoxicated, threatens coworkers


COLLEGE PLACE, Wash. – A Walla Walla man allegedly came to work intoxicated and threatened his manager and coworkers with a pair of scissors and a screwdriver.

Police said David A. Woodrow Salazar, 25, was acting confrontational and was “possibly intoxicated” when he showed up for his shift Home Depot in College Place early Friday.

When Woodrow Salazar was asked to go home for the day, police said he threatened his store manager while armed with the scissors and screwdriver. He was escorted out by management, but refused to leave and pushed his way back in.

Then, he started to threaten several coworkers, police said.

Officers responded at about 5:20 a.m., evacuated all employees and used the store’s public address system tell him to come out.

Woodrow Salazar eventually came to the front of the store while pushing a shopping cart. Police said he was within an arm’s reach of the scissors, screwdriver and a box cutter in the cart. He failed to obey officers’ commands, so one of them fired a 40 mm less lethal round toward him.

The round did not strike Woodrow Salazar, but he did obey orders after that.

The suspect was arrested and transported to the Walla Walla County Jail on charges of felony harassment and criminal trespassing.