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- Medicinal pot rip-off: The suspect in a reported robbery late Wednesday afternoon near Cal Anderson told his victim he was armed with a gun as he stole 10 to 11 grams of marijuana, according to East Precinct radio dispatches. The possible armed robbery went down around 4:18 PM as police were called to the area after the victim reported the ripoff. SPD was looking for a suspect described as a young black male, around 5’5″ to 5’7″ and 130 pounds. He was wearing a cream colored jacked and carrying a black back pack at the time of the hold-up. The victim told police the thief implied he was carrying a handgun as he stole the drugs, medicinal marijuana with a value likely somewhere around $100. Police searched the area and swept through the nearby Seattle Central campus where the victim said he last saw the pot thief on the run. The SPD report on the incident has not yet been released so no further details were available. There were no immediate arrests.
- Big boom: A loud bang along Broadway preceded a small power outage knocking around 300 Pike/Pine customers into darkness early Saturday morning. Tipster Amanda tells us that City Light said more than 300 customers were without power for a short duration following the boom. While the descriptions of the incident sound like the relatively common transformer blow-outs that sometimes hit the neighborhood, the cause behind this one might be more notable than most. “I know that last night out front of Q a giant dolphin balloon hit the power lines during the Spinderella set,” tipster Emily tells CHS via Facebook. We *could* call Seattle City Light and try to confirm the dolphin tale — but there’s no way we want to ruin this possible Capitol Hill legend. The story stands.
- Car prowl recovery: The most important thing in this report on a car prowl Wednesday night on 10th Ave near Union? “The guitars were undamaged.”