CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUPS: Car-attack charges; security-camera photos of Rite Aid robber

Two followups in West Seattle Crime Watch:

CAR-ATTACK DRIVER CHARGED: The man arrested Monday and accused of deliberately running over his girlfriend at 24th/Holden is now charged, and his bail has been tripled. 25-year-old Eric J. Frank Jr. is charged with three felonies – first-degree domestic-violence assault, second-degree domestic-violence assault, and domestic-violence vehicular assault. The latter charge incorporates his alleged intoxication at the time – .16 blood alcohol, twice the legal level for DUI, according to court documents. The charges also accuse Frank of using the car as a potentially deadly weapon. The charging papers say the 26-year-old victim is in the ICU and has already endured multiple surgeries. Bail for Frank, an Alki resident who had been arrested once before for threatening the victim, is now at $250,000.

ROBBER PHOTOS: Police have provided security-camera photos of the person who held up the Rite Aid pharmacy at Westwood Village on Wednesday:

Police say witnesses described him as “Black, slim build, wearing a white hoody with black writing on the chest, a blue bandana mask, black jeans with white lettering ‘TC’ on back, red sneakers, and carrying a red and blue quilted hand-bag.” If you have any information that might help detectives, call 206-262-2526 or email

3 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUPS: Car-attack charges; security-camera photos of Rite Aid robber"

  • Alex S. April 16, 2021 (10:48 am)

    Some of these retail businesses really need to invest in higher resolution security cameras.  Or, at least hide a camera near face level.  What is the point of a security system if it doesn’t work?  Our court system is basically useless when it comes to these repeat-repeat-repeat-repeat offenders, so technological security measures are basically the last line of defense.  

  • Alex S. April 16, 2021 (11:32 am)

    Also, I’m sure these guys are already posting pictures of their Purple Drank on social media.  The subculture around the casual use of dangerous, addictive drugs like this – treating it like some fun kool-aid – is helping to ruin a whole new generation on young, disadvantaged people.  Harm reduction may be favored by elites, academics and for people with lots of family support. But drug positive culture sure isn’t working for many others. 

  • David W Kannas April 23, 2021 (2:56 pm)

    It appears that there is an attempt to diguise this guy. How about a better photo?

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