A man told police he stopped to take a picture of the 135-foot mural on Sound Transit’s 10th Ave construction wall Thursday afternoon when he ended up in a 2-on-1 tussle for his iPhone.
According to SPD, the man told police he was walking on 10th Ave near the wall around 3 PM Thursday when he decided to stop and take a picture of the colorful mural on a sunny Seattle day. As he took out his phone, he said he was approached by two males who asked him for the time. The man said he told the duo it was 3 o’clock and then turned to take the picture. The man said one of the two suddenly grabbed his phone but the victim continued to hang on and grappled with the first suspect while the other attempted to push the man to the ground.
The tussle must not have been worth it. The man said the two let go of the phone and ran off, northbound on 11th Ave. He described his would-be phone snatchers as two black males in their late teens or early 20s. SPD’s search of the area was not successful.