Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Man hit on head with baseball bat after fighting off one-legged man wielding prosthetic limb

A man in Seattle suffered a large cut and bruising after a man hit him over the head with an aluminum baseball bat only seconds after he'd fended off another man wielding a prosthetic leg.

According to a Seattle Police Department report, an officer was on patrol at around 2:30pm on Aug 13 when he saw a one-legged man swinging his prosthetic limb at a two-legged man in his mid-20s. The fighting men initially ignored the officer's presence and continued their scuffle.

But, eventually the two-legged man acknowledged the officer and started to walk off while the one-legged man re-attached his prosthetic limb. As the two-legged man was walking away, a third man appeared armed with an aluminum bat. The man, undeterred by the presence of the officer, ran up behind the two-legged man and hit him full force over the head with the bat, leaving him with a large cut and bruising.

The suspect reportedly ran off but was quickly apprehended by two King County Sheriff's Office deputies. Prior to being arrested, the suspect, a Cuban national, tossed away a baggie containing 21.8 grams of cocaine, according to a police report. The suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault and violation of the uniform controlled substances act. The victim refused treatment or transportation to the hospital.

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