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Your “What the Hell?” Weekend Moment….

From the PI

Bicyclist attacked and robbed in downtown Seattle

 Posted by John de Leon

 Two people were arrested early this morning after they allegedly attacked and robbed a bicyclist at Third Avenue and Pike Street.

At 1:47 a.m., the bicyclist was taunted and then assaulted by a group of males and females at Third and Pike, according to Seattle police. The assailants took the man’s bicycle and helmet. A passerby was able to retrieve the bike and return it to the victim.

When the victim approached the group of thugs and asked for his helmet back, one of them pulled out a stun gun and threatened the victim. Police stopped the group of suspects at First Avenue and Pine Street. Two were positively identified, although more were involved. Officers recovered two stun guns.

Two males — a juvenile and an adult — were arrested for investigation of robbery.

I’ll just out and say it. Downtown, in this exact area, has a huge problem with teenage thugs loitering after they presumably get out of school. People are lined up on the streets just hanging out. But, as a realist, there’s nothing that can be done about this problem. What are the cops supposed to do, run day care centers for the imbeciles that think downtown is “cool place” to hang out? Maybe they ought to follow through on the plan to pump classical music downtown?

3 Comments on "Your “What the Hell?” Weekend Moment…."

  1. yeah, what is up with all the kids just “hanging out” in belltown and downtown?

    though, kind of funny, tonight i literally walked through an amateur rap battle at 1st and bell. there were kids in a car trying to get people to listen to their cd and then buy copies and some other kids seriously challenged them to a rap battle.

  2. cheesecake | May 29, 2009 at 10:07 pm |

    the problem is not kids “hanging out” in belltown and downtown, the problem is kids attacking people in belltown and downtown. We want belltown and downtown to be great places to hang out, which is why we want things like this… … right?

  3. I think you’re right, we want people hanging out downtown. But, have you walked 3rd ave by pike & pine? Is this somewhere you’d like to just chill out and enjoy the scenery?

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