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June 18, 2014 at 1:35 PM

SPD: Pantsless man smashes cars — before he gets really weird

File this one under the we-can’t-make-this-stuff-up category. Seattle police arrested a naked man last night after he smashed a car, stripped off his clothes and tore off patches of his hair — all while high on a cocktail of cocaine, methamphetamines, LSD and other unidentified drugs. It started around 7:30 p.m. when police received a report of a man in a white T-shirt…

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May 12, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Man steals toilet tank from West Seattle Subway shop

Seattle police are looking for the man who stole a toilet tank from a West Seattle sandwich shop Sunday night. Police said the man and his family walked into the Subway sandwich shop in the 4700 block of 42nd Avenue Southwest around 7:45 p.m. and ordered food. While employees were preparing the family’s meal, the man paid a visit to…

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March 17, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Burglar vandalizes Seattle church, lights candles

Maybe he figured it would help. Seattle police say a burglar broke into a Wedgwood church over the weekend, vandalized property and — in a possible attempt to make amends –lit a few candles before fleeing. The break-in at Our Lady of the Lake church happened sometime between 7:15 p.m. Friday and 10:15 a.m. Saturday, when an employee discovered…

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January 16, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Jimi Hendrix statue vandalized with green paint

Someone has vandalized the Jimi Hendrix statue with green paint. Louise Blake, an employee at Blick Art Materials on Broadway, which is located next to the statue, did not see the vandalism occur, but she said that at 5:23 p.m. the bright green acrylic paint was still wet. It wasn’t immediately known who vandalized the statue. It’s the second time since…

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November 25, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Portland tire-slashing toll: 500 vehicles, $250K

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say they’re stumped by a six-month spree of tire slashing and other vandalism that has damaged more than 500 vehicles. Damage is estimated at up to $250,000. The Oregonian reports that mostly, the damage is to tires, punctured by something like a tiny icepick. At first, many owners thought they had…

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September 19, 2013 at 10:12 AM

2 men arrested in spray-painting spree; Jimi Hendrix statue defaced

Two intoxicated men were arrested last night after they went on a spray-painting spree, defacing several objects, including the Jimi Hendrix statue on Capitol Hill, Seattle police said. Police say two men, ages 20 and 21, purchased spray paint from a Capitol Hill store around 8 p.m. and then walked outside and began tagging different objects. The two tagged…

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July 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Man’s window-smashing spree in downtown Seattle captured on video

A man armed with a five-foot metal bar went on a window-smashing spree Sunday in downtown Seattle, causing more than $5,000 worth of damage, police said. The 44-year-old man smashed windows on nine parked cars and two businesses in the Pike Pine corridor around 7:30 p.m. He then set his sights on a coffee shop sign, but West…

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May 6, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Media, not anarchists, pack Seattle hearing for May Day suspects

Plans by self-proclaimed anarchists to fill a King County Jail courtroom failed to materialize this afternoon as three men accused of May Day violence appeared before a judge. A post on the web site for Puget Sound Anarchists urged members to “pack the courtroom,” but the media far outnumbered others in the courtroom. However, about 20 people who waited outside…

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February 11, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Cooking grease spilled in Walla Walla vandalism

WALLA WALLA (AP) — A man who was fired from the Walla Walla YMCA has apologized to the YMCA executive director for dumping used cooking grease on the lawn of his home five times over nine months. In an email to Randy Grant, which was supplied to Union-Bulletin, Jim Sanders apologized and offered to pay for damages….

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