Sunday, August 12, 2012

Weird crime in the Arboretum

The Seattle Police Department's blog, much improved since the founder/writer for the now defunct website became the principal blogger, recently posted this story about some nearby craziness:

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

Officers arrested a 56-year-old man Monday night [August 6] after he went on a bizarre, log-hurling mischief spree near the Arboretum.

Around 11 pm, the man ran into the middle of Lake Washington Blvd E., and tossed a log at the driver, smashing the car’s side mirror and denting the hood.  The man then fled into the woods, and the driver called 911.

Minutes later, the man showed up in front of a woman’s home near E. Interlaken Blvd. and 26th Avenue E., grabbed a sign out of her yard, and then took a quick break from his strange crime spree to do some gardening—moving a hose in the woman’s yard and turning on an outdoor spigot.

When the woman saw the man in her yard, she yelled at him and told him to leave.

Instead, the man walked up to her house, began ringing her doorbell, and claimed someone was chasing him.

The woman called police, and officers arrived and arrested the man for property destruction.

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