Group of teens attack man outside Seattle library
SEATTLE -- A group of teens hassled one Rainier Beach Public Library patron last Tuesday night before attacking another patron in the parking lot, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, the victim was in the library shortly before 8 p.m. when he saw a group of six or seven teens bothering another patron near the CDs.
Later, the victim was walking through the parking lot back to his car when he saw the same group of teens. The victim thought the teens were waiting for the patron they had been hassling inside, but suddenly one of them grabbed his backpack, according to the report.
The victim later told officers one of the teens said this was "his hood" and demanded the victim's wallet and cellphone. When the victim refused, the teen punched him in the face and knocked him to the ground, according to the report.
The victim was reportedly punched and kicked multiple times while he was on the ground, only ending the attack by escaping back to the library.
Officers arrived but were unable to find the teens. Both the victim and library staff told officers they have seen the teens at the library before, but no one knew their names.
The victim told officers he doesn't plan on returning to the library because of the violence in the area.