Date/Time: 10/21/2011, 1455 Hours
Location: 575 Trosper Rd, Tumwater
Incident: Cashing Road Rage
Checks at the Credit Union
Today, a tenacious tailgater traveling through Tumwater took a detour to a local credit union and then terrorized the target of his road-induced rage.
According to the victim, the brabble began on I-5, when a car began tailgating him, then followed him off an exit into Tumwater. Still followed closely, the victim pulled into the Fred Meyer parking lot before turning right towards the WSECU. Hhis pursuer nearly collided with the rear end of vehicle as he maneuvered to park.
After both drivers parked and exited their vehicles, the tailgating party began advancing on the victim, asking “You think you’re a big man?”, to which the victim responded, “Yes I do.” The victim then quickly began walking towards the entrance of the credit union “for protection”.
From there, the victim and a crowd of witnesses watched as the persistent road-rager walked to his vehicle, retrieved a knife, and etched evidence of his mounting frustrations into the side of the victim’s vehicle.
The suspect was identified via his license plate number. The man later turned himself into the Tumwater Police Station, where he admitted to the allegations. He was charged with Malicious Mischief in the 2nd Degree.
Date/Time: 10/4/2011, 2016 Hours
Location: 4th and Adams, Olympia
Incident: Making Friends The Hard
A Tumwater man with a wicked short temper took himself on an unusual evening foot tour of downtown Olympia, making sure to experience some obligatory J-walking/pedestrian interference, a confrontational visit to Capital Christian Church, and multiple episodes of unprovoked face punching.
According to police reports, OPD first responded to Capital Christian Church around 2000 hours, to contact a disorderly person. By the time officers arrived, the suspect, described as a short, stocky hispanic male, had already vacated.
Twenty minutes later, a man matching the same description was reported to have just punched a man in front of a downtown bar. When officers responded, the suspect was again gone. The victim said he had seen his assailant speaking with the bartender and simply attempted to make small talk, when he was unceremoniously punched in the left side of the face and pushed into the street.
A few minutes later another call reported a similar unprovoked attack, with the same description for the suspect. The latest victim had an obvious welt on the left side of his face. He told police that he considers himself to be a very friendly guy, and that he generally says “hi” to most people that he passes on the street. After striking up a conversation with several strangers in front of the bar, the victim said that he attempted to introduce himself to his soon-to-be assailant.
The suspect, on his cellphone at the time, told the man to hold on. When the suspect ended his phone call, he motioned for the friendly man to step in his direction, then punched him in his friendly face. The victim was surprised by the attack and backed away, telling his attacker, “I want to be friends.” Before walking away, the suspect replied, “I want to be friends too.”
A short time and distance away, at 4th and Franklin, the OPD identified and detained the short tempered suspect. His assault victims positively identified the man as their attacker, and he was taken to the Olympia Jail. During questioning, the suspect explained he had become agitated earlier in the evening when he J-walked in front of a car downtown, and a “big dude” engaged him in a verbal lashing regarding the unpleasantries of blocking traffic. After denying involvement in other altercations, the suspect went on about drinking downtown, as well other intricacies “unrelated to the crime of his arrest.” He was booked on two counts of Simple Assault.