Capitol Hill

Man found naked, semiconscious outside Capitol Hill bar

SEATTLE -- A handful of people were arrested after officers found a man stripped naked and left semiconscious outside a Capitol Hill bar early last Thursday.

According to the Seattle Police Department's report for the incident, officers were dispatched to the bar in the 1100 block of Broadway for a report of two people, one of whom had a gun, arguing outside.

When officers arrived, they found the victim lying naked in the street. He told Seattle Fire Department medics he was playing pool inside the bar and didn't know what happened to him.

According to the report, the man denied taking any drugs, but medics felt he may have been on something because his pupils were dilated and unresponsive to light. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

A witness told officers he saw a man pull the victim out of a car, later described as a black 80s Chevy Camaro with red stripes, and leave him in the street before driving off.

The victim's girlfriend told officers she had been in the bar with him and saw him talking to a man she knows by a nickname or alias. She said this other man, the suspect in the incident, lifted up his shirt, showing a handgun in his waistband, and told her to stay in the bar while he and her boyfriend went outside.

According to the report, she went outside later to check on her boyfriend and found him lying in the street and the suspect gone.

A waitress at the bar told officers the girlfriend had approached her earlier, saying her "baby's daddy" was angry because he thought the suspect was buying her drinks. She reportedly wanted the waitress to tell her baby's daddy, the victim, that the suspect was not buying her drinks.

The waitress, understandably, did not want to get involved. But, the girlfriend came back and told her the suspect had a gun and she wanted the waitress to call 911.

Officers found the Camaro parked in Madrona with a Mazda and Cadillac around 1:30 a.m. They also found underwear, sneakers and jeans that may have belonged to the victim.

The suspect was found in the area. According to the report, he said he had just come from Broadway but didn't have a gun. Based on descriptions of the suspect, the name given by the victim's girlfriend, and an ID found in the Camaro, the suspect was arrested for investigation of robbery.

Two other people were arrested, a woman in the Cadillac for an outstanding warrant and a man in the Mazda for allegedly reaching for a baggie of small white rocks when officers showed up. All three cars were impounded.