South Seattle

Police: Men hold personal fight club in convenience store

SEATTLE -- A convenience store employee suddenly found himself an unwilling participant in a brawl when five men entered the Columbia City business and started fighting Saturday afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the employee was working at the store in the 3600 block of South Genesee Street around 1:10 p.m. when two cars, a white Crown Victoria and a silver sedan, pulled into the parking lot.

The employee later told police five men got out of the cars, entered the store and immediately started to fight. According to the report, the men were grabbing items from the shelves and throwing them at each other.

The employee said he was afraid because the men were "acting out of control."

According to the report, two of the men jumped behind the counter and a third threw a bottle of Windex at them. The men behind the counter ducked, and the employee was hit in the face with the Windex, leaving him with a red and swollen eye.

According to the report, the five men ran back to their cars and drove off when the employee called 911.

Officers were unable to find the men, but the incident was recorded on up to five of the store's surveillance cameras.