South Lake Union

Food fight: Victim bludgeoned with tub of imitation butter

SEATTLE -- In an incident that contains all the illegality of regular assault but with 70 percent less saturated fat, a wheelchair-bound man was bludgeoned with a tub of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! last Wednesday in South Lake Union.

According to the Seattle Police Department's report, the victim, who lives in a shelter in the 1800 block of Eastlake Avenue, was confronted by another resident, who accused the victim of having his television turned up too loud.

The suspect repeatedly hit the victim over the head with a 16-ounce tub of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, according to the report. Officers arrived to find the victim covered in the imitation butter.

According to the report, the suspect told officers he poured the fake butter on the victim but denied hitting him with the tub.

The suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail.

Speaking of food fights, a 52-year-old woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of covering an International District restaurant's customers, including a baby, with soy sauce and chocolate milk.

According to police, the woman entered Dim Sum King around 1 p.m. and told everyone inside to go back to China.

After flipping over some plates, the woman spit on a man and squirted him and his baby with soy sauce before spraying other customers with a container of chocolate milk she was carrying, according to police.

When officers arrived, the woman reportedly slapped one of them in the arm.

She was arrested and booked into King County Jail for investigation of harassment and assaulting an officer.