According to police, a woman was assaulted by an aggressive panhandler. outside of the City Market on Bellevue Ave and Olive Way on Capitol Hill around midnight on February 15th.
She was walking in front of the City Market when she heard a man behind her ask for change. “Without turning, she replied that she had no change,” a police report says. “The Suspect then grabbed by the hair from behind and pulled.”
The woman struggled with the man, who eventually let her go.
The woman walked away and called 911.
The report says police may have seen the suspect sleeping in the doorway of a nearby laundromat earlier in the evening, but when officers went to look for him he had moved on.