U-District

Man's attempt at personal connection with drug dealer goes awry

SEATTLE -- A man was attacked by a drug dealer with whom he was persistently trying to make a personal connection last Friday in the U-District, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim was walking in the area of Northeast 45th Street and University Way Northeast around 6 p.m. when a man approached him and asked if he wanted to buy some drugs.

The victim, who knew a drug dealer named Mouse back when he used to work for UPS, asked the man if he knew Mouse. He later told officers the man became agitated at the question and told him to move along.

The victim continued on his way to buy cigarettes but passed by the man again on his way back.

According to the report, the victim stopped to ask the man why he didn't like his friend Mouse. The man reportedly came back with a question of his own -- Do you want to get beat up? -- before punching the victim in the face.

At that point, the victim decided it was best to just drop the whole thing and walked away.

The victim, who didn't report the incident until Monday, told officers he didn't think much of being punched until his foot started hurting over the weekend. He said he went to the hospital, and doctors told him he had two broken bones in his foot.

It is unclear how the victim's injured foot is related to his interaction with a drug dealer who may or may not know a man named Mouse.