- A man was arrested early last Saturday morning after he allegedly pulled a gun and struck a man with it in an altercation over public urination near the Harvard Market QFC.
According to the police report on the October 13th, 3:30a incident, two men were urinating on the wall of a restaurant at Harvard and Pike when the suspect exited QFC with his groceries. The men told police the suspect walked up behind them and pushed one of the men’s head against the restaurant’s window. ”People like you don’t urinate in my neighborhood I have wife and kids,” the man reportedly told the urinating duo.
The situation soon took an even more serious turn:
Arriving officers to the 1400 block of Harvard found the crowd of victims, witnesses and ripped out hair extensions. The suspect was found not far from the scene when officers spotted his distinctive jacket with “Daddy” written on it in white lettering. The man told police he didn’t pull his gun until one of the urinating men had pushed him down. Officers found the gun in a waist holster on the man as well as what appeared to be a meth pipe in his pocket. The suspect told police he was holding the pipe for a friend who was trying to kick the habit. The suspect was arrested and booked for investigation of assault.
- : Police were called to the E Pike operations headquarters for the Pagliacci pizza chain earlier this month to investigate an alleged extortion attempt. According to the SPD report on the investigation, a man angered about an incident at the chain’s University District location was “threatening to leak the story to KING 5 TV’s ‘Get Jesse’ consumer advocate show” unless Pagliacci ponied up $1,000. The suspect demanded $500 for himself and $500 for his associate “Cory” who was also involved in the dispute, the report notes.
- A 12th ave business owner told police that a woman has been sneaking into her shop in the middle of the night for more than two years, leaving the lights on and stealing small things like incense and coffee urn parts. An October 4th incident was apparently the last straw as the owner finally reported the ongoing burglary to police: