Just before midnight on February 1, Seattle police officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run collision involving a cyclist on North 143rd Street, according to a police report. A witness told officers that a sedan had hit the male cyclist after making a "violent U-turn," driving onto the planting strip and sidewalk, and then driving eastbound toward Linden Ave. North. "Once the pedalcyclist fell to the ground," says the police report, "the male driver and male front seat passenger exited the sedan and began yelling at the pedalcyclist as he lay on the ground."
The cyclist told officers that the men were yelling, "are you [name redacted]? Are you [name redacted]?" The cyclist said he repeatedly told the men that he was not that person, and "then realized the vehicle driver had intentionally run him down," the report says.
The driver, described as a white male in his mid-20s with brown hair and a black, baggy jacket, then "put his hand into his jacket as if he had a gun inside," and the passenger, described as a male in his mid-20's with a heavy build, a brown beard and a black jacket, "clenched his fists as if he planned to punch [the cyclist] out," the police report says. The victim described the car as a black 2-door Lexus coupe.
The cyclist told police that the men noticed there was a witness watching so they fled the scene, turning southbound on Linden Ave N. The suspects were not found by police.