Woman successfully fights off two robbers in White Center

SEATTLE -- A woman who didn't "have time for this [expletive]" successfully fought off two would-be robbers early last Wednesday in White Center, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The woman was walking along 15th Avenue Southwest near Southwest Roxbury Street around 6:40 a.m.

Two men walking toward her having a loud conversation got quiet when they spotted the woman, giving her an uneasy feeling.

According to the police report for the incident, the woman crossed the street to get away from them, passing one of the men, but the other man crossed the street at an angle to cut her off.

The woman told the man, "I don't have time for this [expletive]. Leave me alone."
She tried to get around him, but the man, laughing, stepped in her way, according to the report.

He wouldn't be laughing in a few minutes.

According to the report, the man opened the large, golf-style umbrella he was carrying, distracting the woman, and grabbed the strap of her bag, saying, "Give me" and "Come here."

As the man pulled her toward the sidewalk and nearby bushes, the woman noticed the man she had passed, who was wearing an Elmer-Fudd-style hat, was now behind her, according to the report.

She grabbed onto the jacket of the man holding onto her bag and pushed him back, causing him to lose balance.

She then stomped on the man's foot and punched him in the face with an open palm. The man uttered an "Oh" and let go of her bag, according to the report.

The woman ran to a bus stop nearby and got on the bus.

She later told officers she wasn't sure if she would be able to recognize the men if she saw them again. But, she is afraid they will recognize her and try to retaliate.