Bad trip: Visitor attacked, robbed in downtown Seattle
SEATTLE -- A man visiting Seattle last week was attacked and robbed by three men only a block from his downtown hotel, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, the victim was walking back to the Warwick Hotel from an event, possibly a wedding, shortly after 3:30 a.m. Aug. 18 when he was approached by three men near Fourth Avenue and Stewart Street.
The victim later told officers he wasn't sure if it was something the men said or just the vibe they were giving off, but he started running.
The men caught up with the victim near Virginia Street and started punching and kicking him, according to the report. The men reportedly went through the victim's pockets and stole his iPhone before getting into a car and driving off the wrong way down Virginia Street.
A concierge at a nearby hotel and an area security guard saw the attack and called 911.
An officer arrived to find the victim, who had a Georgia driver's license, kneeling on the sidewalk with his glasses broken nearby. He had a bloody, swollen face and lip and scrapes to his ankle and wrist, and he appeared confused.
The officer thinks the victim, who was wearing a suit, said he had been at a wedding earlier, but it was hard to understand him.
The victim declined repeated advice to go to the hospital for treatment, telling Police and Fire personnel that he was a physical therapist.
The officer took the victim back to his hotel and scheduled a wake-up call for him. According to the report, the officer was still worried about the victim's injuries, and told the front desk to call him if the victim didn't respond to the wake-up call.
Police were unable to locate the three men, who were driving a 1990s brown-colored 4-door imported car of some kind.