WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Rock-throwing attack at restaurant

Another case of someone throwing rock(s) through a business window – but this one happened while the business was open and customers were inside. Andria sent the photo and report:

Our moms group met up at Whisky West last night around 7:15, and shortly after a young guy came up to the bar and started baseball pitching bricks and big rocks through the windows. We all had to crawl and shelter behind the bar until it stopped. He was then chased my samaritans across the street where he was pictured diving into an open window in the round apartments. Police came and surrounded the building until they finally found and arrested him. Everyone was ok inside the bar, except a girl who sprained her ankle jumping over a railing to take cover.

After getting her report, we requested the police narrative. It confirms that the suspect was arrested, found in the Cal-Mor Circle apartment into which he “dove.” We haven’t been able to find out more about his current status yet. The report says three rocks were thrown. The officer who wrote the report added, “Several witnesses were reportedly injured as a result of this incident. One such witness … advised that she thought somebody was firing a weapon into the restaurant when she tried to seek shelter by diving off of a platform and over a banister. … reported a right ankle injury and SFD was notified. She was treated and released at the scene. Additional witnesses were sitting near the window when it was shattered and reported having glass in their faces but those witnesses left the scene prior to me confirming which witness sustained what injury.”

ADDED TUESDAY: As noted in comments, the suspect is 18 years old and remains in jail.

30 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Rock-throwing attack at restaurant"

  • Al September 9, 2019 (1:22 pm)

    Hi. Glad every ones ok.  Is there a picture of what he looks like.  I Had a man following me yelling at me until i turned around. At about that time last night. In that area.

    • WSB September 9, 2019 (1:31 pm)

      I don’t even have his name yet.

  • Chris K September 9, 2019 (1:45 pm)

    I am glad that they caught this piece of garbage and that no one was hurt.

  • Al September 9, 2019 (1:54 pm)

    Ok  WSblog, thanks

  • HS September 9, 2019 (2:05 pm)

    What the? 

  • sam-c September 9, 2019 (2:56 pm)

    That sounds like a scary experience. Glad SPD apprehended the dangerous individual- and thank you to the brave witnesses who chased and followed him.

    • ltfd September 9, 2019 (6:37 pm)

      And the city prosecutor will/won’t charge him…? Pete Holmes is probably smoking a bowl before he decides to set the assailant loose.

      • Bts September 10, 2019 (11:36 am)

        Won’t, case dismissed. 

  • Chuck September 9, 2019 (3:40 pm)

    So sorry this happened. The staff at Whisky West are awesome and if not for another engagement tonight I’d pop in and support them at happy hour. / Seems obvious that this was done by someone having a mental health crisis, but it does not excuse the highly dangerous behavior. Had that glass been any thinner (guessing it may have been safety glass) someone could have been killed by one of those rocks. Good job samaritans on giving chase, and SPD for getting their man. Scary stuff, but it could have happened anywhere. 

  • Nigel September 9, 2019 (4:27 pm)

    Domestic Terrorist!!! The goal is to disrupt our normal social behavior.

  • WSloth September 9, 2019 (5:14 pm)

    So relieved that they caught him. How creepy. 

  • Mj September 9, 2019 (5:58 pm)

    WSloth yes they caught the perp.  The issue is he going to be held accountable to foot the cost to fix the damages?  Spend time behind bars to think about the terrible thing he did?  Made to apologize to the staff and patrons affected by the incident?

  • Jen September 9, 2019 (6:09 pm)

    Not sure if it’s related, but there was a window replaced today at the Sub Shop on California and Graham. I’ve been living here a little over a year and have noticed the neighborhood going downhill.

    • M September 9, 2019 (7:40 pm)

      Agreed. Please don’t give money to panhandlers. 

      • Peeb September 10, 2019 (11:34 am)

        This connection seems tenuous at best. Just because you’re panhandling, that doesn’t mean that you are also into damaging property and scaring the crap out of people.

  • Kravitz September 9, 2019 (8:07 pm)

    Glad SPD was able to arrest the miscreant. Frustrating that he’ll probably be out doing similar stupid $h*t by the end of the week if not sooner. I feel bad for Whisky West and the gal who injured her ankle. So unfair that they will have to pay the price for someone else’s reckless behavior. When is the city going to start holding people accountable for their actions? 

    • Nikki September 9, 2019 (9:02 pm)

      I agree. Plaudits to the Samaritans who chased the guy but slow clap to SPD who seem to consistently be doing too little too late in this neighborhood. {Reactive vs proactive} It will happen again..

      • K September 10, 2019 (9:56 am)

        Nikki,How is this SPDs fault? The police cannot be everywhere at one time. Have you seen and heard about the staffing issue facing SPD? I know some of the cops and they say they are running on minimum staffing most nights, which means less cops on the road to answer calls. Let’s blame the criminals and the city attorney for the uptick in crime and criminals not being held accountable. The police do what they can to prevent this kind of thing from happening. 

  • Adam September 9, 2019 (10:23 pm)

     There was a large rock thrown through one of our large windows at The Crocodile in Belltown last night/ this morning at 4:30 am.  Not a break in attempt just vandalism. It has been happening a lot in that neighborhood recently in totally unrelated business. 

  • John September 9, 2019 (10:24 pm)

    It saddens me read some of these comments in their certainty that  is not person in distress.The use of the word  “Samaritan” and the religious allegory it represents are confusingly applied here. 

  • Kemp Garcia September 10, 2019 (5:22 am)

    WS Blog. It would be great to learn his name. I was involved in a similar incident in Burien last week.  While I do not know the guy, but the cops did when they were chasing him.  So I know his first name.  I hope they are not the same person. After multiple cars damaged, tow truck stolen and other mayhem, I would like to think he would be in for more than a week. 

  • WSB September 10, 2019 (10:52 am)

    I finally have some info on the suspect and am researching further. For starters, he is still in jail. Separate followup when I find more.

  • WSB September 10, 2019 (12:34 pm)

    Suspect’s bail hearing is in a few hours, so we’ll have an update later.

  • Swede. September 10, 2019 (5:22 pm)

    Been epidemic on the busses the last month or so too with people throwing things thru windows. 

    • WSB September 10, 2019 (5:26 pm)

      Link? Where & when?

      • Swede. September 11, 2019 (12:55 am)

        Personal experience, I work for Metro and have picked up several smashed buses myself. Doubt they tell the media all of it since it’s a majority of drugged up homeless people doing this when they get pissed of for not being allowed to ride, do drugs on the busses and similar stuff. 

  • DB Coop September 10, 2019 (6:44 pm)

    I’m guessing another revolving door criminal that is probably well known to the SPD. 

    • WSB September 10, 2019 (7:03 pm)

      Actually, no. He is 18 years old and I’m not finding much of a record. He is still in KCJ at this hour; I won’t be able to verify results of the bail hearing until tomorrow.

  • Jeannine September 23, 2019 (1:33 pm)

    We can all thank Ronald Reagan for cutting out help to people like this who are either on drugs or crazy. Ever since Ronnie did this, the problem has worsened. He is our second worst President, Nixon being the other one, and Trump. He isn’t even Presidential.

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