West Richland Man Arrested for Allegedly Robbing Hitchhiker

A West Richland man is behind bars, after being accused of robbing a woman of her belongings while she was hitch-hiking.

Police say the 49 year old Florida woman accepted a ride from 56 year old Timothy Grazzini yesterday.

When they pulled onto Highway 395, the victim allegedly learned she would have to go to work with the man before he would take her to Yakima.

Police say that's when she demanded he stop and let her go.  Grazzini allegedly pushed her out of the vehicle and took all of her belongings.  He was arrested in Connell.