A man threw a temper tantrum and stabbed an employee at a pizza restaurant near Green Lake Wednesday evening when he was denied a free pizza, a police report said.
The man walked into the restaurant, near the 7600 block of Aurora Avenue North, around 6:15 p.m. and told employees he would “scatter trash throughout the restaurant and throw their garbage cans into the road,” the report said. He said he was picking up a pizza for another man who lives nearby and apparently is given free pizza on occasion, the report said.
When an employee went to talk to the man who supposedly would get the free pizza, the man stabbed the employee in the back and left, the report said. The employee was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police arrested the suspect on Aurora, where they recovered four knives, the report said.
This is the third incident in a week of food-related crime in Seattle. On Monday, a man flew into a rage at a Ballard Jack in the Box after being told he’d have to pay for a third tub of ranch dressing; then last night a man was arrested at a downtown Chipotle, where he is alleged to have attacked an employee with a bottle of hot sauce.