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Can You Help Detectives Identify Man Suspected of Throwing Feces at Councilmember’s Home?

Detectives need your help identifying a man who has reportedly thrown bags of feces at a city council member’s home on multiple occasions.

On October 13th, Police were called to the home of a Seattle City Councilmember near the Leschi neighborhood for a report of harassment with possible political motivations. The victim said their residence has been targeted multiple times this month, and each time an unknown suspect had thrown plastic bags filled with feces—believed to be human—into their yard between 5-8 pm.

Earlier in the evening, friends of the victim were watching the home when the suspect
threw a plastic bag, containing several individual bags of suspected human feces, into the yard.

The friends confronted the suspect and snapped multiple photos as he ran away. Witnesses described the suspect, pictured below, as an Asian man, approximately 5-foot 4-inches tall.

The department takes incidents involving public officials seriously, and investigators have canvassed for evidence, gathered information from witnesses and reviewed everything collected thus far. At this time, the department has not found any evidence this case would meet the city or state standards for hate crime laws, but SPD will follow available leads should new information arise. The department encourages anyone with additional information about this case to contact police.

If you have any information about these incidents or the suspect pictured below, please call the SPD tip line at 206-233-5000.