A man mistaken for a woman was punched at a downtown bus stop last Sunday, a Seattle police report says. At around 7:40 p.m., the suspect "began propositioning and attempted to touch" the man at the bus stop on Pike Street. When the victim protested, the suspect "appeared to realize that the victim was male."
The victim told police that the suspect walked away, but "almost immediately came back and accused [the victim] of 'Trying to make me look like a predator' adding, 'I should punch you in the face,'" the report says.
The victim "tried to downplay" the situation and told the man "not to worry about it," but the the man followed through with his threat and "struck him in the face with a closed fist," leaving "a visible scratch mark," according to the report. The victim's glasses were broken "beyond repair" during the assault. "After the assault and destroying glasses," the report says, the suspect "tried to hug" the victim.
Police arrested the suspect, who was under active Department of Corrections supervision, with the provision of not using alcohol. The suspect's blood alcohol content was recorded at .251 at 8:50 p.m., over an hour after the assault occurred.