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Crown Hill business owner attacked

Posted by Geeky Swedes on March 30th, 2011

Early Monday morning the owner of Thirsty Fish (9041 Holman Rd NW) was attacked by several people, a friend of the victim tells us. According to police, the victim was locking up the restaurant and heading to his car around 4 a.m. when he was struck in the back of the head by an unknown object. The victim wasn’t able to get any suspect information but did tell police that he remembers three or four people punching and kicking him. The attackers were able to get away with a bag of money, his wedding band and wallet.

Detective Mark Jamieson with Seattle Police tells us that this case will most likely be assigned to robbery detectives to investigate. The friend of the victim tells us that his wife took him to the hospital and had a CAT scan, but he didn’t sustain any broken bones or other major trauma during the attack. “I’m hoping the people of Ballard will rally around and support him and his business in light of this senseless crime,” the friend says.

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11 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Griffs // Mar 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    That sucks, I hung out there one night when it first opened, talking to the owner. He has a nice place and a nice vision for its future. Hope he’s okay and back to work soon.

  • 2 K. // Mar 30, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Where is Thirsty Fish? I’ve never seen it.

  • 3 eric // Mar 31, 2011 at 12:06 am

    ah, the wonderful youth of ballard out for a night of BS…

  • 4 Jamie // Mar 31, 2011 at 12:08 am

    It’s the old Acorn out on Holman Road, across from 3Gi Sports…

  • 5 Jeremy J // Mar 31, 2011 at 12:52 am

    I live really close by and consistently see unsavory figures walking down 87th NW and up along 15th Ave NW where it splits to Holman. This is where a Dick’s employee was assaulted by a man with a knife, and recently a woman was robbed in her car. I hate that things like this happen, but maybe now we will see a heavier police presence?

  • 6 Jooks // Mar 31, 2011 at 4:51 am

    More police? Fat chance with McGinn. All he cares about is the spandex set.

  • 7 Jim // Mar 31, 2011 at 8:56 am

    More police? Sounds like capitalist oppression to me! Not to mention from the standpoint of the police it would mean, you know, actually doing something.

    Let’s see here- a business owner is attacked and a large some of money is taken from him. The police think it will probably be assigned to robbery detectives. With these kinds of Sherlock Holmeses working for the SPD, no wonder the city is so safe!

  • 8 Anonymous // Mar 31, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    It looks like you are the one with the spandex fetish.

  • 9 BIG DOG BALLARD // Apr 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Pretty much your typical Goofy’s clientele making its way back home. Punks.

  • 10 LarryB // Apr 2, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I think McGinn’s problem with the police is that they aren’t doing much about crime, but they do have the time to beat up and sometimes even shoot random people.

  • 11 LarryB // Apr 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Oh, they also have time to write editorial pieces about how the people of Seattle are communists and “the enemy”.

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