An SPD car sideswiped by a suspected car-jacker. (SPD Blotter)
Seattle cops arrested a man early Friday morning, suspected of car-jacking a semi-truck driver in Tukwila, after which side-swiping an SPD car on I-5 earlier than committing “a sequence of burglaries and robberies.”
The suspect was mentioned to have struck an SPD patrol automobile with the stolen semi-truck round 10:30 p.m. on Thursday. Police later discovered the semi-truck deserted within the carpool lane close to the I-90/I-5 interchange, with blood on the door deal with and a gun and knife on the ground.
A state trooper then noticed a person operating on the freeway with out footwear, matching the outline of the suspect within the car-jacking. The suspect then allegedly made his option to the First Hill neighborhood, getting into an condominium constructing after shattering the glass door with a rock, and making an attempt to take a close-by man’s cellphone. After shifting to the second flooring of the constructing, he was mentioned to have damaged down an condominium door, earlier than breaking a “giant window” with a rock.
An individual contained in the condominium grabbed the suspect to maintain him from leaping out of the window, and escorted him again out into the hallway after a bodily altercation introduced on by an try to steal the resident’s laptop computer. Officers apprehended the suspect on the primary flooring of the constructing.
Police say he “gave the impression to be in a state of disaster,” and despatched him to Harborview Medical Heart to get therapy for cuts “and different accidents sustained throughout the period of the incident,” in addition to to obtain a DUI blood draw.
The person was booked into King County jail beneath suspicion of housebreaking, theft, and malicious mischief.