Apparently the crowd didn't look kindly when a student was arrested at the Dead Prez show last night at Evergreen State College. I think I've got an eye-witness to chat with. Hopefully more to come soon.
Six sheriff's deputies who arrived to assist the campus officer reported that several people in the crowd were throwing rocks, bottles and even a garbage can at the them, and others were grabbing at the deputies' guns.
They were, however, able to clear a path so the campus police officer could leave the scene in her car, Kessler said.
But deputies were unable to start their own car at the scene. Chamberlain said the car likely had mechanical problems. The deputy driving the car was able to shut off the electronic equipment in the car and take what items she could before leaving it, he said.
Some in the swelling crowd kicked the patrol car, broke its window, wrote graffiti on it with black marker and rolled the vehicle onto its roof, Kessler said. Two hundred people were at the scene at one point, she said.
Chamberlain said that three other sheriff's patrol cars and a campus police car were damaged in addition to the one that didn't start.
Damages to the wrecked patrol car is estimated at about $25,000, he said. Cumulative damage to all of the cars will likely be more that $30,000.