Police: Men beat up by brazen pizza thieves

SEATTLE -- Apparently the streets are no longer safe for post-drink snacking after two men were reportedly beat up by a group of incredibly brazen pizza thieves early Saturday morning in Capitol Hill.

According to the Seattle Police Department's report for the incident, the victims were walking in the 1000 block of East Pike Street around 1:45 a.m. when four men they didn't know came up behind them.

One of the men opened the box of pizza one of the victims was carrying and removed a slice, rightly prompting the victim to yell at him, according to the report. The alleged pizza thief then reportedly punched the victim in the face.

According to the report, the other victim stepped in to defend his friend and was attacked by the rest of the group, who punched him until he lost consciousness and fell to the ground.

The men walked off following the attack, dropping several slices of the victims' pizza in the street as they went, according to the report.

Officers arrived to find the victims in the street; one of the victims had a 3-inch cut to his forehead, and the other complained of neck pain.

Despite encouragement from medics to go to the hospital for treatment, the victims decided to just call it a night and take a cab home.