Police: Man steals boat at knifepoint, falls into Green Lake
SEATTLE -- A man's career as the pirate of Green Lake was short lived after he stole a fisherman's boat at knifepoint only to immediately be tipped into the lake last Tuesday, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, the victim was packing up after a day of fishing around 8 p.m. when the suspect approached him holding a steak knife and grabbed his small boat.
The suspect got into the boat and started to take it to the middle of the lake when the victim flipped it over, sending the suspect tumbling into the water, according to the report.
The victim dragged the boat to his car, and the suspect reportedly came at him again with the knife.
The victim walked away from the suspect, and the suspect headed toward the Green Lake Community Center. A witness later told officers the suspect stabbed a garbage can on his way.
The suspect walked into the community center, handed the knife to an employee and said he needed help. Staff later told officers the suspect was soaking wet and appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The staff told the suspect to take off his wet clothes in the changing room and called the Seattle Fire Department to come help him.
Officers arrived and arrested the suspect. He was booked into King County Jail for investigation of theft and harassment.