Second snowball-related assault reported near Rainier Beach HS
SEATTLE -- A group of teens hit a man with a snowball before attacking and robbing him Saturday night in the same block where another man was beaten for telling a group of people to stop throwing snowballs at him, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, the victim got off a bus outside Rainier Beach High School shortly after 10 p.m. and was walking home when he was hit with a snowball.
Suddenly, the victim was punched in the jaw and grabbed by multiple teens. The victim later told officers he tried to hold onto a fence to stay upright, but the teens pulled him to the ground.
According to the report, the approximately 10 teens hit the victim in the head multiple times before stealing his backpack, which contained his home and work keys and his wallet.
The victim told officers he's seen the teens around the neighborhood but doesn't know their names. He said one was yelling "D-dubs," which is shorthand for "Down with tha Crew," a gang that claims the area near where the attack occurred.
The victim suffered cuts to his head and face in the attack and was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.
Officers were unable to find any of the attackers.
According to police, a man was attacked by a group of people in the same block the following afternoon after he admonished them for throwing snowballs at him. He also required a trip to the hospital for his injuries.