Police: Rake-wielding man attacks coffee drinkers on the Ave
SEATTLE -- A group of friends had their afternoon coffee break interrupted by a rake-wielding man Tuesday afternoon on the Ave, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, the group was enjoying a cup of coffee outside in the 4100 block of University Way Northeast around 12:45 p.m. when a stranger walked up holding a rake.
The victims later told officers the man wanted to fight for no apparent reason and lunged at them with the rake.
According to the report, the victims grabbed a chair to defend themselves, but the man continued to try to fight them.
The victims tried to get away while fighting off the man, who followed them down the street, according to the report.
Eventually, the man ran off down an alley in the 1300 block of Northeast 42nd Street.
One of the victims was left with a bloody finger from the rake.
The victims also inadvertently damaged a car while trying to defend themselves from the man. They agreed to pay for the damage and exchanged insurance information with the car's owner.
The police report does not include a description of the alleged attacker, so we're left to assume he looked something like this.