Lake City

Man says he was attacked inside his Lake City home

SEATTLE -- A man claims he was beaten unconscious by an intruder in his Lake City home last week. But, the only evidence officers have is some dried blood, a towel and a pair of wet socks.

According to the Seattle Police Department's report for the incident, the victim returned to his house in the 12000 block of 22nd Avenue Northeast around 10 p.m. April 23 and was walking through his kitchen when he noticed the sliding glass door was open.

Just then, an unknown man rushed at the victim, first hitting him in the ribcage then knocking him in the back of the head with something, according to the report.

The victim told officers the intruder pushed him out the door and into the backyard, where he was beaten until he was unconscious. He said he woke up in the backyard around 8:30 the next morning. Later, he changed his story, saying he made it back to his bedroom before passing out.

The victim could only describe his attacker as a man wearing a black or blue hooded sweatshirt.

Officers found a puddle of dried blood outside the victim's house near the back steps and some dried blood on the pillow in his bedroom.

The victim pointed to a towel and a pair of wet socks that did not belong to him and were found near the hot tub as evidence.

According to the report, the house was very neat and orderly, and nothing appeared to have been taken or even disturbed. The victim's wallet, money and keys were still in his bedroom.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for a concussion, cuts to his face and head and possibly broken ribs.

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