A weird one from the SPD Blotter:
On December 1st, at approximately 10:45 AM, West Precinct officers responded to a call of an assault inside a coffee shop near 3rd Avenue and Jackson Street. The female suspect walked into the shop and attempted to stab a man seated at a table in the neck with a pen. As the woman was attempting to stab the man, she threw a note on the table indicating that she needed money to return to California. The victim sustained a scrape and some redness to his neck. The suspect then walked out of the shop and ran into a woman who was walking on the sidewalk. The suspect then showed the woman the same note and attempted to steal that victim’s purse from off her shoulder. The suspect pulled the woman’s hair in an attempt to get her purse. A couple of Parking Enforcement Officers were nearby and observed the struggle. They intervened and the female suspect pushed one of the PEOs. The Parking Enforcement Officers were able to control the suspect and get her on the ground, but not before she punched a security officer that came over to assist. Officers arrived and took the woman into custody without further incident. The 27 year old woman was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault and Investigation of Robbery. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries sustained as a result of the woman’s actions.