Police: Victim gets 'pocket checked' for cash, schoolbooks
SEATTLE -- A man on his way home from work late last Saturday in Pioneer Square was "pocket checked" for his cash and schoolbooks by a passing motorist, according to the Seattle Police Department.
The victim was walking to the bus stop in the 700 block of First Avenue after leaving work shortly before 11:30 p.m. when a black sedan pulled up next to him.
According to the police report for the incident, a man hopped out of the car and pushed the victim, causing him to drop the duffel bag he was carrying. The man reportedly said, "This is a pocket check," and reached for the victim's pockets.
The victim pushed the man, who grabbed the victim's duffel bag, got back in the car and drove off, according to the report.
The duffel bag contained the victim's wallet, $140 in cash and four schoolbooks. He was unable to get the license plate of the car.