Seahawks fans end up robbed, passed out in bad part of town
SEATTLE -- It's a cautionary tale as old as time: A couple of young men come to the big city to catch a professional football game and end up robbed and passed out in a bad part of town.
A man called 911 early last Friday and said he had been robbed at knifepoint near Third Avenue and Yesler Way, according to the Seattle Police Department's report for the incident.
Officers arrived at the "notorious narcotics trafficking area" to find the victim standing in the street and obviously intoxicated.
The victim told officers he was from Oregon and came up to Seattle with a friend to watch the Seahawks game. They were staying at a nearby hotel and had gone out drinking following the game, he said.
According to the report, the victim was on his own a few minutes before 3:30 a.m. when a man came up to him, started talking trash and tried to punch him.
The victim told officers he dodged the man's punches and put him in a headlock, but one of the man's friends came to his rescue. He said the men threw him to the ground and took his wallet.
The victim said the man took two cards out of his wallet and tossed it back to him because he felt sorry for him.
According to the report, officers found a few inconsistencies in the man's story.
First, he made no mention of a knife to officers after telling the 911 operator he was robbed at knifepoint.
Second, he could not explain why he was in the area during the time of the robbery. He had been drinking at a bar, but the bars had been closed for nearly two hours, and his hotel was only a few blocks away, according to the report.
Officers gave the victim a ride back to his hotel, where they found the victim's friend passed out on the sidewalk.
The friend was roused, and both men went into the hotel. According to the report, officers presume the men went up to their room to sleep, but who knows with those two.