West Seattle

Police: Man tries to rob passenger in car accident he caused

SEATTLE -- An erratic driver caused another car to crash and then tried to rob one of its passengers Tuesday morning in Delridge, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim was turning left onto 16th Avenue Southwest shortly before 9 a.m. when he was nearly hit by a GMC Yukon that ran a stop sign.

The Yukon continued to follow the victim northbound on 16th Avenue. The victim later told officers the Yukon was following too close, driving erratically and swerving into the parking lane.

According to the report, the victim was scared and tried to turn onto Southwest Sullivan Street while going 40 mph. The victim lost control during the turn, hitting the garden wall of a house on the corner and disabling his car.

The victim said the driver got out of the Yukon and threatened him and his two passengers. He said the driver told them he knew where they went to school, and he would "[expletive] them up."

According to the report, the driver of the Yukon told one of the victim's female passengers to give him her wallet. When she refused, he reportedly tried to grab it from her, pushing her to the ground.

Without getting the woman's wallet, the driver got back into his Yukon and drove off. Officers were unable to find him when they arrived.