Police: Seattle resident pelts charity runners with garbage
SEATTLE -- It wasn't just tired legs runners in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure had to contend with on Sunday; they also had to deal with an angry woman hurling garbage at them from her fifth-floor apartment, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to police, officers were working crowd control at the fund-raising event for breast cancer awareness and research around 9:30 a.m. when they saw garbage fly from an apartment window in the 2100 block of Second Avenue.
A man in his 60s who uses a walker and was there to support the runners was hit with a green liquid, later revealed to be a "superfood" drink. A 13-year-old girl was hit with a frozen chicken breast that felt like a rock and left a welt.
Officers also found a trash bag containing up to 10 pounds of cat litter and feces in the street.
Officers confronted the suspected trash-thrower in her apartment. According to police, she told officers she had just worked a long shift and was mad at the runners for waking her up.
The woman was booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault and trespassing.