According to a police report for the June 8th incident, a man told police he and his wife had gotten off the light rail at Martin Luther King JR Way S and S Othello St around 6:00pm when they passed three teens smoking at the station.
The report says the man told the teens “it’s against light rail policy to smoke in the terminal” and walked away.
The teens began yelling at the man and calling him names, and them approached the man and his wife.
The man pulled out a pocket knife “to defend him and his wife” and told the teens he was going to call the police, the report says.
An Asian male teen in the red hoody then whipped out some pepper spray and blasted the man in the face. The group of teens then took off running, but police picked them up at the nearby King Plaza.
Police arrested the teen who’d sprayed the man, but the report says the Youth Service Center declined to book him. He was released to his parents at the South Precinct.