Watch: Homeowner Brutally Attacked For Asking Protesters To Quiet Down
A group of loud and angry protestors made their way through the Queen Anne neighborhood, Seatle WA, in the middle of the night. They were soon confronted by a 47-year-old man asking them to quiet down so he could rest. The protestors decided to respond with violence and terrorized the homeowner who simply wanted to get to sleep.
Reports show that the man was shined with lasers and lights before being allegedly struck in the face with a flashlight. The encounter ended with the homeowner being hospitalized for his injuries.
The police blotter stated. “He said that he went outside his home near 10th Ave W and W Lee Street and asked the crowd to quiet down so that he could sleep, video recording the confrontation on his phone.” stated on the Seattle Police Department blotter post.
“The man said that members of the protest became angry that he was recording them, flashed laser pointers in his eyes, and then struck him in the head with a blunt object, possibly a flashlight,” the post would state.
“What is your problem here?” a protester steps forward asking in an aggressive tone towards the man “I have no problem,” said the 47-year-old “So, why are you over here?” continues the aggression from the protestor as he would then proceed to assault the victim.
“Moments later,” reporter Micheal from Kiro7 would state “the video shows the man lying on the ground with some people watching clearly upset by what had just happened.”
Jean Albrecht, one of the residences of the neighborhood spoke with reporters, “It was the middle of the night, and it was quite loud.”
She then followed her statement with a sorrowed, “I don’t like to see people getting hurt, on either side,”
“There was a loud noise, [and] a commotion,” added from another neighbor who also witnessed the incident, “the people I saw around him were not hurting him; they were trying to help him up.”
The assault took place in a sleeping neighborhood in the middle of the night causing a loud ruckus. The man only came out allegedly asking for them to quiet down. He was then harassed with lights in his eyes, as shown in the video, then finally attacked severely enough that he required medical attention.