Suspected carjacker tells police he thought victim was his girlfriend

SEATTLE -- A man tried to explain away an attempted carjacking by telling officers he thought the victim was his out-of-state girlfriend, according to the Seattle Police Department. It didn't work.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim was waiting at a red light near Judkins Park around 6:30 p.m. last Wednesday when the suspect walked in front of her car and flipped her the bird.

The suspect then opened the victim's unlocked passenger door, got into her car and demanded her keys, according to the report. When the victim refused, the suspect reportedly punched her in the shoulder.

According to the report, the suspect got out of the car after a brief struggle, and the victim drove around the corner to call 911.

Officers arrived to find the suspect hanging around less than 100 feet from where the attempted carjacking took place.

When officers contacted him, he gave an "excited utterance" and told officers he thought the victim was his girlfriend who lives in another state, according to the report.

Now, I'm no lawyer, but I'm pretty sure it's still illegal to carjack your girlfriend.

Regardless, the suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail.