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Have you heard the one about the wild pack of leprechauns that allegedly attacked a man in Belltown last weekend for dancing with the wrong

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Seattle's Problem with Violent Leprechauns

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Have you heard the one about the wild pack of leprechauns that allegedly attacked a man in Belltown last weekend for dancing with the wrong woman?

No, I'm serious ...

I honestly don't know how I missed the headline from KOMO Communities Reporter Jill Blocker the first time around, but thanks to Seattle Weekly's Keegan Hamilton - a tireless internet researcher - today my attention was pointed in the direction of this story from the Daily Mail, which details the alleged attack. In a world full of bath-salts fueled zombies, raging leprechauns is the last thing we need.

It all started normally enough. Police were called to Bell Street near the Alaskan Way Viaduct at approximately 1:55 a.m. Saturday due to reports of a fight.

From the Daily Mail account:

Officers arrived at the scene of a bar fight to find the man covered in blood and screaming in pain with his head held in his hands.

When officers asked who had attacked him, the man replied: 'It was a bunch of leprechauns.'

And ...

The pint-sized brutes were allegedly hopping mad after catching the man dancing with the wrong girl at a Belltown bar.

The victim was subsequently taken to Harborview with "multiple head injuries and cuts and bruises on his face, back, knuckles and elbows," according to the KOMO report.

Sadly for lovers of the bizarre, the KOMO story also notes that witness at the scene told authorities that a group of men beat the victim up. For his part, the victim was apparently only able to tell police that one of the "leprechauns" that took him down was wearing a white tank top.

Police were unable to locate any of the leprechauns involved in the altercation ... or anyone else for that matter.

Raising the obvious question: Where is Phoenix Jones when you need him?

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