From the ‘in case you wondered’ file: The stickup that wasn’t

November 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm | In Puget Ridge, West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 3 Comments

In case you wondered about the big police response in the Puget Ridge area this past hour (21st/Holly) … turned out to be something of a false alarm. What looked like someone with a gun turned out to be someone with a pellet gun/airsoft-type gun, roleplaying a bit too realistically, apparently – according to scanner traffic, it looked to at least one witness like a holdup in progress, and that report is what sent police rushing to the scene.

3 Comments

  1. It seems like it would be a good idea to only sell those pellet guns in bright, fluorescent colors.

    Comment by cjboffoli — 2:40 pm November 27, 2011 #

  2. Actually, I was wondering who the K9 unit was chasing at 3 am this morning through our yard at 42nd and Graham. Any word on that? There were several units involved but the 911 dispatcher wasn’t giving me any info about what was happening.

    Comment by chrisma — 5:33 pm November 27, 2011 #

  3. I was working till 5 and didn’t hear anything – any time you see/hear something, text/call 206-293-6302 … anyway, looking at the 12-hour delay map that mentions types of calls in some situations, the only thing there was a 12:30 am report labeled as “disturbance” (that’s as specific as it gets) … TR

    Comment by WSB — 8:01 pm November 27, 2011 #

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