Man assaulted after telling group to stop throwing snowballs

SEATTLE -- A man was assaulted and hospitalized after telling a group of men and women to knock it off with the snowballs already during Seattle's recent snow day, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim was walking near Rainier Beach High School around 3:15 p.m. Sunday when he came across a group of seven men and women winging snowballs at pedestrians and passing cars.

As the victim walked by the group, they started directing the snowballs his way, according to the report. The victim later told officers he admonished the group for throwing snowballs and kept walking.

According to the report, the group followed the victim on the other side of the street. When the victim reached the gate to his apartment building, three members of the group attacked him.

The attackers punched the man multiple times and started kicking him when he fell to the ground, according to the report.

Following the attack, the group walked off, and the victim called 911 from his apartment.

The victim suffered cuts to his face and loose teeth in the attack and was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.