Hatchet Job in Lake City

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee December 15, 2009

Times are tough right now, and it appears that no one has been hit harder by the rough economy than Seattle's criminal underworld. Take for example this North Seattle robber, who not only had to use an unusual tool for his job, but seemed more than willing to bargain with one of his intended victims:

According to police, a man was picking up beer at a gas station on 120th and Lake City at around 9:00 p.m. last night when he noticed another man—described as a white male, 22-29 years old, 6’3, 200 lbs wearing blue hoodie—following him, carrying a hatchet.

The hatchet man followed the victim to NE 120th and 32nd Street NE, where he approached him and said "This could go one of two ways. Drop your wallet.” The victim refused, so the man with the hatchet made another demand: “then drop your beer."

The victim simply walked away from the man with hatchet, who yelled after him “I can throw this thing as well!"

The man didn't throw his hatchet and the victim went home and called 911. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the hatchet-wielding criminal mastermind.

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