Police: Woman dragged by car during robbery at Matthews Beach
SEATTLE -- A woman suffered cuts and scrapes all over her body after two teenage robbers dragged her alongside their car while stealing her cellphone Friday at Matthews Beach Park, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, the victim was at the park around 9:15 p.m. when she went to talk to two men she didn't know sitting in a car parked along Northeast 93rd Street.
The victim told officers she was standing by the car's passenger-side window using her iPhone to post something to Instagram when the man in the passenger seat grabbed her arm and told the driver to "Go. Go."
The passenger kept hold of the victim's arm as the car drove off, according to the report. The victim was able to keep hold of her phone for 50 to 100 feet but eventually the car started going too fast and she fell to the ground.
She last saw the car drive off down Sandpoint Way Northeast and turn left.
The victim described the man who stole her phone as black man with very dark skin and an African-sounding name. She said he was 18 to 21 years old with messed up teeth and either had a speech impediment or an accent.
A witness told officers the passenger in the car is a 17-year-old East African man with bad teeth and gave officers his name.
None of the victim's friends at the park actually saw the robbery and all gave conflicting accounts of what happened, according to the report.
The victim's parents tried to get Sprint to track the stolen phone but were unsuccessful.