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.