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Cab driver assaulted, two arrested

On September 10th at 3:04 a.m., West Precinct patrol officers were dispatched to a disturbance in a cab in the 11oo block of  Eastlake Avenue E.  Upon seeing the officers arrive, a young adult male suspect ran from the scene.  Officers chased after him and caught him a short distance away.  A young adult female suspect who remained on scene was detained.

Officers interviewed the cab driver and learned that he had picked up the male and female a block away.  The cab driver asked them if they had money and they replied “no”.  The cab driver turned his vehicle around and told them to get out.  The female then began to punch the cab driver in the head.  The male suspect smashed his skateboard against the door.  Both suspects were under the age of 21 and both appeared intoxicated.   

Officers booked the male suspect into King County Jail for Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Property Damage, Theft and Obstruction.  The female suspect was booked for Assault.