The Morning Blotter: Robber Tries To Stab Pizza Man Outside Community Center

A man tried to rob and stab a pizza delivery driver outside of a North Seattle community center last week, according to police.

A driver for a University District pizza shop pulled in to the parking lot next to the Magnuson Park Community Center, near Sand Point Way and NE 62nd, around 8:45pm on March 14 and sat in his car for about ten minutes, waiting for someone to come collect their pizza.

A man approached the driver’s car, and the driver rolled down his window.

The man told the driver “the pizza’s for me,” then pulled out a kitchen knife and jabbed it through the driver’s car window.

The robber missed the driver, who then sped out of the parking lot and went to a nearby convenience store, where he called 911.

Police showed up with a K-9 unit, which followed the suspect’s trail to a nearby apartment building.

The building’s front door was locked, and police were unable to reach a manager for the complex to gain access.