Wallingford

Food fight: Milk, bagels involved in violent crimes

SEATTLE -- A couple of popular breakfast components played integral roles in two violent crimes last Friday in Seattle.

The Seattle Police Department was called to an apartment in the 4400 block of Wallingford Avenue North around 2:15 p.m. for reports of two men fighting.

Officers arrived to find blood and broken glass on the floor of the apartment and its resident with a severe cut over his eye.

The resident told officers his friend had been over that day and had gone to the store for groceries, including milk, which he forgot.

When the resident complained about the lack of milk, his friend attacked, yelling and punching the resident, according to the police report for the incident.

The victim was taken to the hospital for stitches, and officers were unable to find his friend.

Meanwhile, a man was handing out free bagels around 4:45 p.m. in the 200 block of Lenora Street.

The victim later told officers he had already taken three bagels from the man when the man asked if he wanted more.

According to the report for the incident, the victim said he did indeed want more bagels and followed the man to a nearby alley.

As soon as they were in the alley, the man knocked the victim to the ground, kicked him and took his wallet, according to the report.

The victim told officers he followed the man and asked for his wallet back, but the man said it was his wallet and he was going to sell its contents for $5.

The lesson: don't cry over forgotten milk, and three bagels in hand are worth more bagels in the bush.