Police Arrest Two Men After Westlake Property Damage Suspect Assaulted

Police arrested two men in Westlake on Monday afternoon after one man damaged five vehicles, and the other man assaulted the first.

At 3:32, police began receiving reports of a man yelling and hitting parked cars with his fists in the 2400 block of Westlake Avenue North. Not long after that, additional 911 callers reported an assault in the 2000 block of Westlake Avenue North. A witness captured video showing the assault suspect kicking and punching the victim multiple times, putting him in a choke-hold, throwing him to the ground, and then stomping on his head.

Police and Seattle Fire Department Medics responded and provided aid to the victim. Officers quickly found and arrested the assault suspect nearby.

Witnesses identified the assault victim as the man who had been hitting parked cars several blocks away. Police found five cars with damage caused by the man’s punches. The 29-year-old was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment for his injuries. When he is released he will be booked into the King County Jail for felony-level property damage.

The assault suspect would not tell police what prompted the assault, and officers do not believe he is associated with any of the damaged cars. The 31-year-old man was booked into the King County Jail.