Driver has ring stolen at gunpoint in middle of traffic

SEATTLE -- A driver had the ring stolen off his finger at gunpoint while waiting at a traffic light last week in Columbia City, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim was sitting in traffic on Rainier Avenue South near South Edmunds Street around 3:30 p.m. May 8 when a man got out of the car behind him and walked up to his window.

The victim later told officers he rolled down his window, and the man told him he had a nice ring.

The victim, apparently thinking this man genuinely liked his ring so much he just had to ditch his car in the middle of the street to tell him so, flashed his ring to better show it off.

That's when the man grabbed the ring off the victim's finger, pulled out a gun, and told the victim he would shoot him if he called 911, according to the report.

The man reportedly got back into his silver Mercedes E350, which had no license plates or temporary tags, made a U-turn and drove off.

Officers were checking security cameras at a nearby business to see if the incident was caught on tape.