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October 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM
A neighborly dispute got ugly in Ravenna Wednesday evening when a man spat on a woman’s Chihuahua.
The dog’s owner called Seattle police around 4:45 p.m. and claimed the man spat on her dog from an upper balcony of an apartment complex on 21st Avenue Northeast and Northeast 75th Street.
Police went to the man’s door to talk to him, but nobody answered.
They left no stone unturned, though. Per a blog post by the department:
The dog was not seriously injured during the incident, although he “declined to speak with officers,” according to an actual police report.
August 29, 2013 at 6:48 AM
Hey, pick on someone your own size: A guy in Tacoma has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly tossing his neighbor’s Chihuahua out a second-story window. On Monday, the man said someone had broken into his apartment, and he accused a neighbor. On Tuesday, a neighbor and her kids were looking for their 9-month-old puppy when they saw it being thrown out the window. They called police. The man was arrested. The pup was limping and bleeding, but is expected to be OK. The News Tribune has the details.
High sales tax: You’ll not be surprised when we tell you that Washington has the fourth highest average sales tax in the U.S., behind Tennessee (9.44 percent), Arkansas (9.18 percent) and Louisiana (8.89 percent), according to a nonpartisan national think tank. Oh, yeah, our combined average sales tax is 8.87 percent.
Smile, you’re on candid camera: Police like to say criminals aren’t too smart, and here’s a good example. The guy who robbed a Key Bank in Edmonds the other day didn’t bother with a mask or anything to hide his identity. A desperate man? Probably.
Fast-food workers will be protesting across the country today — Seattle included — seeking higher wages, as in $15 an hour. We’ll have more on this as the morning progresses. A similar protest was held back in May.
Rain again this morning, as if you didn’t know. But we did get sun by the afternoon yesterday, didn’t we? We won’t be so lucky today. Rain and showers forecast throughout the day and into tonight and tomorrow morning. It’s expected to start drying out later Friday, and Saturday looks downright sunny — not too bad.
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April 9, 2013 at 10:23 AM
WENATCHEE (AP) — Animal control officers in Wenatchee are looking for a vicious Chihuahua or similar small dog that bit a boy Sunday at Lincoln Park and a girl in a nearby yard.
The Wenatchee World reports the 8-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl were both bitten on the lips and required stitches at Central Washington Hospital.
The dog was running loose.
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