Man Pulls Gun In West Seattle Noise Dispute

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee July 23, 2010

A West Seattle man was booked into the King Count Jail earlier this week after, police say, he pulled a gun in an attempt to quiet down partygoers outside of his home.

Seattle police responded to a report of a "disturbance" in the 8400 block of Delridge Way SW around 10:00pm on July 20th, and found a group of eight people standing in an alley.

The group told officers they had called 911 after a white male wearing a white t-shirt had come out on to his deck, told the six adults and three children in the alley to "shut the fuck up" and threatened them with a gun.

Officers spotted the angry, gun-toting, noise-sensitive man outside of his home, and demanded that the man show them his hands. Instead, the man turned around, went back in his house, and closed the door.

Police eventually got the man out of his house, where he told police "he went to bed after having two beers" and "heard his and his neighbors dogs going crazy outside" and heard loud music.

The man said the members of the group had called him names when he asked them to quiet down, and initially told officers he'd only threatened the group with a "rifle style BB gun." The man later admitted he had in fact pulled a pistol on the partygoers.

Officers seized the man's pistol and BB gun, and booked him into the King County Jail for harassment.

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