Police: Man slashed by neighbor's boyfriend after pot deal gone wrong

SEATTLE - A man told a North Seattle marijuana seller not to call his girlfriend a crude name before punching him in the nose and cutting him down to the bone Monday afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Around 2 p.m. that day, the victim was selling his neighbor $10 worth of marijuana at his house in the 14000 block of Interlake Avenue North when they got in an argument and she left, according to the police report for the incident.

The victim later told officers he heard noises outside about an hour later and saw his neighbor's boyfriend trying to get through his backyard gate.

The victim came outside just as the boyfriend made it through the gate. That's when the boyfriend told the victim not to call his girlfriend names and attacked him, punching him in the nose and cutting him on the hand, bicep and calf with a knife, according to the report.

The victim was able to escape back to his house, and his mother drove him to the hospital for treatment. He told officers he thought his neighbor's boyfriend was going to kill him.

The neighbor, who lives with her parents, was not at home when officers stopped by. But, her father told them he knew something had happened between the victim and his daughter's boyfriend. According to the report, he said he does not approve of his daughter's relationship with the suspect, who is seven years older than her.