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Road rage arrest in Leschi

On January 13th at approximately 4:20 pm,  patrol officers from the East Precinct responded to a report of a “road rage”/property damage disturbance in the 100 Block of 28th Avenue.  Officers arrived and were contacted by the victim/witness.  She pointed out a man on the corner with several other people as being the suspect.  Officers attempted to contact the suspect, but he was extremely hostile and refused to comply with the officer’s orders.  Several of the man’s friends and family members were also present, threatening and taunting officers.  Several officers were required to take the suspect into custody as he was actively resisting arrest.  Once he was in custody, officers were able to determine what had led up to the call.  The victim stated that she was driving her car about 20 minutes beforehand on Martin Luther King Jr. Way when the suspect, also driving a car, drove up behind her car very aggresively and actually struck her car from behind with his car.  The suspect  followed her to Martin Luther King Jr. Way and East Yesler Way.  At that point he stopped and got out of his car and ran back to the victim’s car.  According the victim, the suspect then hit the driver’s side window several times with his fist in an attempt to break it.  He then broke the driver’s side mirror off her car before getting back into his car and driving away.  The victim followed the suspect to the 100 Block of 28th Avenue where the suspect and another person got out of their car.  According the victim, the suspect was yelling that he had a gun and reached into his pants acting as though he was pulling out a gun.  Officers did not recover a gun during the arrest of the suspect.  There was damage to the victim’s car.  However, the man was later booked into the King County Jail on numerous charges, including hit and run, assault, resisting arrest, harassment and property damage.