Early in the morning last Saturday, June 22nd, a group of about a dozen men attacked several drivers, pulling them from their cars before beating them. This is the latest incident in Belltown crime.
The incident began when a white Lexus and a black truck were approaching the intersection of Lenora Street on 2nd Avenue. It was about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. The two vehicles had a green light, but a group of about a dozen men was taking their time crossing the street in front of the cars.
Once the truck and the Lexus got into the intersection, the pedestrian men began kicking and hitting the Lexus. The driver and passenger of the Lexus opened their doors to confront the men, and were immediately dragged from their car.
One of the victims was dragged to an alcove nearby, where his assailants repeatedly kicked, punched, and stomped on him. One of his fingers was broken in the attack. The other victim was scraped and got a bloody nose after he was punched and kicked near the passenger side of the Lexus.
In an attempt to help the victims of the Lexus, the driver of the black truck stopped his car and got out to help. He was punched several times in the head, while other attackers continued kicking his truck.
At the sound of tires screeching and strange driving behavior from the black truck, SPD officers stopped to investigate. They learned that the truck was attempting to get away from the men attacking him and his truck. After they stopped, the officers saw what was going on and turned on their emergency lights, which disbursed the crowd.
The officers interviewed the occupants of the Lexus and the truck, who corroborated the story. They were unable to make any arrests, and the victims could not give detailed descriptions of any of the attackers, but they did know the license plate number of an SUV that some of the suspects may have fled in.
Featured photo from KomoNews.com, from another SPD crime incident.