Sometimes you just really want a beer. And sometimes you really just want six beers, specifically of the malt-liquor variety. That was apparently the case Tuesday night in West Seattle, when two suspects attempted to shoplift a sixer of Olde E from a local gas station.
However, this wasn't your run-of-the-mill beer heist. Seattle police say that when confronted by a store clerk, the duo took the matter -- and a ukulele -- into their own hands.
According to Seattle police, the incident occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. Tuesday night, when a man and a woman -- both described as around 22-years-old -- entered a gas station near Delridge Way SW and SW Myrtle Street intent on making of with a six-pack of Olde English. However, the store clerk apparently saw what the pair was up to, and ordered them to return the beer while calling police.
That apparently didn't go over well, and it's where the ukulele comes into play.
According to the SPD "Blotter" blog:
The male suspect argued with the employee and then hit him over the head with a ukulele, shattering the instrument and cutting the victim's scalp.
When officers arrived on scene, they found the employee bleeding profusely from the back of his head. The suspects had fled.
Officers were only able to get a vague description of the suspects from the victim--who was taken to Highline Hospital for treatment--but the case has been forwarded to the Robbery Unit for more investigation.