Charged with felony assault and a related offense, 28-year-old Amy Lee complained to police that she works long days and needs to sleep late on Sunday. The Susan G. Komen Foundation fundraising run apparently disrupted her rest.
Angry over the noise of the June 1 charity run, Lee tossed a 5- to 10-pound bag of trash out of a fifth-floor window onto the cheering Race for the Cure supporters below, Deputy Prosecutor Ian Ith said in charging papers. Ith said Lee followed that up with a load of kitty litter "full of feces," a juice bottle that nearly struck a disabled man and a large piece of frozen chicken that hit a 13-year-old girl.
"Ms. Lee could easily have killed her, along with any number of other innocent bystanders by throwing objects from such height," the prosecutor said in charging papers. "Indeed, the teenager said the frozen chicken would have smashed into her face had she not been warned to duck in the nick of time."
Just before 9:30 a.m., supporters had gathered in the 2100 block of Second Avenue to cheer on runners completing the 5-kilometer run when trash began raining down on them.
The 64-year-old man was nearly hit by a full Odwalla bottle, dousing him with Superfood juice. The teen girl wasn't so lucky - a hunk of frozen chicken hit her in the back, causing a welt.
Police responded to the area and determined the items had come from Lee's apartment and went to contact her. According to charging papers, Lee initially refused to speak with police but was overheard telling her partner that noise from the run had been too loud.
Following her arrest, Lee told an officer she works 13 hours a day and that the cancer fundraiser outside was keeping her awake, a Seattle detective said in charging papers. Several witnesses identified Lee as the trash tosser.
Jailed briefly, Lee has since been charged with third-degree assault and reckless endangerment. She has not yet entered a plea.