The Morning Blotter: Man Beaten In Chinatown Restaurant Bathroom

A group of five or six suspects cornered a man in the bathroom of a Chinatown restauarant last week and beat the hell out of him, according to a police report.

The victim was with some friends at a restaurant at 5th and Maynard in the International District in the early morning hours of January 8th, when he got up from his table to go use the bathroom.

When the victim came out of the stall, there were five or six other men in the bathroom. One of the men was holding the bathroom door shut with his foot.

When the suspects stood in front of the victim and wouldn’t let him wash his hands in the sink or leave the bathroom, he told the men “I’m not trying to start anything.”

The suspects all moved towards the man and began punching him, knocking the victim to the ground. On the way down, the victim grabbed one suspect’s hat, and tucked it inside his shirt.

The suspects then repeatedly kicked the victim, knocking him unconscious.

The victim awoke in the bathroom and found that his face was covered in blood.

The victim walked back to his friends in the restaurant, who said they had no idea he had been jumped and had not seen the suspects leaving the bathroom.

The man then went back and found his broken cellphone on the bathroom floor.

The victim went home and apparently collapsed on the floor. A roommate found him and called 911.

The man was taken to a hospital on Capitol Hill, where doctors determined he had sustained a fractured nose, a concussion, and bruises on his back and legs.

The victim told officers that one of his friends was familiar with one of the suspects, who may be in a gang.

The victim also gave police the baseball cap he grabbed from a suspect.