READER REPORT: Fireworks thrown at people

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Just called 911 – police said they will try to find … crowdsourcing might help find these knuckleheads.

Teenagers in a black Tahoe throwing fireworks at people in North Admiral. Threw one at me; then I saw them throw one at a 10-year-old. Poor kid ran inside and was upset; talked to the dad and said it just happened to me.

Didn’t get license plate but did notice one unique identifier, on back of black Tahoe (or SUV) was a Finland flag sticker – somebody has to know that car!

If you do, call 911.

17 Replies to "READER REPORT: Fireworks thrown at people"

  • CaptAdmiral July 8, 2021 (10:10 pm)

    FWIW, I saw 4 white teenage males (I would say 3 of them were average build for 14-16yrs old, one was much taller and probably older) hanging on the steps at Madison Middle School and then later walk to the front of Madison on 46th and all get into a largr black SUV, which was very possibly a Tahoe. One one of the 3 younger ones was wearing a white basketball-like jersey with an “84” number on it and he had a small bag over his shoulder that resembled a camera-style bag. The other 3 we’re wearing darker clothing. None wearing masks, so faces visible. This was sometime in the 8:45-9:15pm timeframe. 

  • EMV July 8, 2021 (10:17 pm)

    Any description of people in vehicle?

  • Kelly July 8, 2021 (10:27 pm)

    Yes they threw them at person sleeping in the park by the wading pool on. Walker, so mean!!!! Please find them 

    • Cozy July 9, 2021 (10:55 am)

      But I thought it was the people sleeping in the park we’re supposed to fear?

      • Just a Dude July 9, 2021 (11:34 am)

        The two are not mutually exclusive. You can fear both. 

        • Cozy July 9, 2021 (11:44 am)

          You seem to have missed the point, dude ;)

  • WSMom July 9, 2021 (12:21 am)

    Suspected vehicle and suspected driver have been reported to police. A police report number would have been beneficial to the conversation. 

    • WSB July 9, 2021 (12:59 am)

      Yes, it would have, and we often publish those. This however is the entirety of the information we have.

  • AN July 9, 2021 (7:24 am)

    Sitting at Westies on 35th last night around 6 when someone drove by throwing firecrackers. Made me duck not knowing if it was gun shots. Kind of makes your heart skip a couple beats!

  • scubafrog July 9, 2021 (8:23 am)

    That’s horrendous, I hope they don’t throw one at the wrong person geesh

  • JS July 9, 2021 (8:28 am)

    Kid driving was stockier with chin-length strawberry blonde hair. I heard the first bang ahead of me while walking the dog on 45th toward Walker, saw them drive by and then heard two more bangs when they hit the next block (just past College).

  • Mike July 9, 2021 (8:40 am)

    This is a nightly thing.  I’ve seen a white sedan driving with lights off at Schmitz and go to Madison.  They hop out, light fireworks (many only available at reservation or homemade) then hop in car and drive off with lights off not stopping at intersections.  I had headphones on, watching video and thought somebody was right outside my house firing a gun it was so loud that I dropped to the floor.  When I realized that it was fireworks, I went out and saw them drive up Spokane St. to Madison and do it over and over.  Called SPS security and let them know.  Throwing fireworks at people is assault with a deadly weapon.  Some seriously deranged individuals.  Be safe everyone.

  • Auntie July 9, 2021 (12:13 pm)

    C’mon, folks – how many black SUVs in West Seattle have Finland stickers on the back? I’m pretty sure the parents of these kids knows who they are and they need to step up and take care of this.

  • Jim July 9, 2021 (2:17 pm)

    Saw guys peeling Finland flag sticker off this Tahoe 

  • Terry July 9, 2021 (3:57 pm)

    Maybe we should close the whole neighborhood at 10? 😀

    • anonyme July 9, 2021 (4:25 pm)

      Sounds good to me.

  • Jort July 10, 2021 (4:55 pm)

    Why isn’t anyone telling the teenagers here to go to “Des Moines and Federal Way” to throw fireworks? Could it be the Finnish flag sticker? Could it be the “strawberry blond” hair of the driver? Curious why that is a solution for Alki “problems” but not this. Please someone let me know. 

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