A reader wrote to tell us about a strange encounter last week, and wants to know if anyone else has seen this person around the neighborhood:
Has anyone else encountered a youngish man-early 20’s-military style hair cut, bright yellow jacket? As I left my house Monday morning 5:50AM he was on Latona between 43rd and 44th examining the cracks in the sidewalk carefully with a small flashlight. He was acting paranoid and most likely tripping. As I got in my car he started unbuckling his belt… (To urinate, to suggest sexual violence-hard to say.). I haven’t seen him since. He was very clean cut and not disheveled at all.
We also received this anonymous tip:
I happened to be driving westbound in front of Hamilton M.S. yesterday (3/23) at around 11:15AM when there were a significant number of police vehicles parked (two ON the parking strip). Then on toward Stone Way there were more police cars and motorcycles (some with lights flashing) between 42nd and Bridge Way. I have found no information as to reason… anyone know what was going on?
Oddly enough, not only do I live in close proximity, but I was also walking the dogs around that time and didn’t notice anything unusual. I checked the handy-dandy SPD Blotter and the Seattle 911 log and also couldn’t find anything reported. If anyone has any other information to share, let us know in the comments section.