Man Arrested After Diving Through Window of Ride-Share Car

We’ll say this the one time and we hope we never have to say it again: if you want to catch a Lyft or an Uber or whatever, you need to order it from your phone. DO NOT—and we just can’t stress this enough–jump through the open back window of a ride-share car and expect to get taken anywhere other than the hospital or jail.

Unfortunately, a 32-year-old man learned this lesson the hard way Tuesday evening.

Around 6:30 pm, a ride-share driver was stopped in the 1900 block of 3rd Avenue, having just picked up a passenger, who was sitting in the back seat.

Suddenly, the 32-year-old suspect dove head-first through the rear window, shattering it in the process. The passenger got out and called 911 as the driver stepped out of the vehicle to confront the suspect.

The suspect went around him and climbed into the driver’s seat of the still-running vehicle. The driver then grabbed the suspect’s arm through an open window, while a bystander ran up and grabbed the suspect’s other arm to keep him from putting the car into gear.

Officers arrived on scene, removed the suspect from the vehicle and took him into custody.

The suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of cuts on his shoulder and head, sustained during his dive through the car window.

Police later booked him into the King County Jail for robbery and malicious mischief.