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February 14, 2014 at 4:44 PM

SPD: Man attacked in park, then complimented on wrestling skills

Seattle police say a man was attacked by a growling male assailant with a “red afro” who chased him down and ran him over with a bicycle in Ravenna Park on Tuesday.

The suspect did, however, compliment the victim on his wrestling skills.

Seattle police were flagged down near Northeast 55th Street and 26th Avenue Northeast around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday by a man, bloodied and covered in mud, who said he had been attacked.

The man told officers he was walking his dog down a hill when he passed the suspect sitting on a park bench. The suspect growled at him, he told police.

When he was about 50 yards from the suspect, the heard a noise and saw the suspect speeding toward him on a bicycle.

The victim said the growling man ran him over, leaped from the bike and started punching and scratching him. He fought back, biting the suspect’s hand. The suspect halted the attack and told the victim he was “the toughest guy he has ever wrestled,” and fled, police said.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect, who is described as a white man in his mid-20s with a “red afro,” about 5-foot-7, 200 pounds, and wearing blue rain gear.

Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Ravenna Park, Seattle Police Department


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