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Pedestrian swinging piece of wood on Aurora Ave hits and damages at least two vehicles

What do you think? Comments Off July 27, 2011 at 10:26PM

Seattle Police Department report indicates that police received several 9-1-1 calls at approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday night (July 24, 2011) about someone walking on Aurora Ave N, swinging what appeared to be a 2 x 4 or a baseball bat at vehicles.

Callers reported seeing the person as far south as the 5500 block of Aurora Ave N and as far north as N 68th St, where he was detained by police.

One man told police that “he observed a male standing in the northbound lanes of travel while he was driving his vehicle on Aurora Av N. [He] stated that he swerved to avoid the male, who appeared to be holding a large stick or bat. He stated that the male threw the item, which struck his vehicle on the passenger side front fender, denting it.”

The driver positively identified a suspect that had been detained by police as the person who had damaged his vehicle. The suspect was then arrested and taken to King County Jail.

An officer observed a piece of wood in the roadway around the area of N 65 St and Aurora Ave N that “appeared to have been a 2 x 4 or similar piece of wood. It had been run over several times by vehicles, and did not have any evidentiary value.”

A second victim later reported that she too had been driving northbound on Aurora when she had swerved to avoid hitting somebody standing in the road. The person struck her windshield with “some sort of stick or bat,” shattering it.

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