Police: Robbers chase man in bikini, high heels down busy street

SEATTLE -- A man known to often dress in women's clothing was robbed in the middle of a busy White Center street Sunday evening but told officers he would handle the situation himself, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, a witness was standing outside his auto repair shop in the 9200 block of 16th Avenue Southwest around 6:15 p.m. when he saw a man dressed in a bikini top, hot pants and 4-inch heels being chased down the middle of the street by a group of three men.

The witness told officers the victim tripped while running at a full sprint and fell down in the street. The men surrounded the victim, and a car had to swerve to avoid hitting them, according to the report.

The men reportedly took the victim's purse and ran off down a nearby alley.

The victim, who officers knew from previous incidents, was bloodied but refused treatment from medics. He also refused to give his name or a statement and turned down a ride home from officers.

According to the report, the victim told officers, "You know who I am. This will get taken care of."