Back in January, we told you about the Seattle Jack in the

Back in January, we told you about the Seattle Jack in the Box dubbed the “Worst in the Country” by a corporate employee. Shoulder-to-shoulder with the crime-ridden wooded encampment known locally as “the jungle” and in the asscrack between two police districts, the notorious Box not only attracts shady characters but is also famously hard to patrol. But that doesn’t stop its employees and customers from calling 911. A lot.Thanks to a public records request stretching back more than a decade, we now know that there have been no fewer than 952 emergency phone calls from the 4th and Holgate location since January 1, 1999. That’s roughly 85 a year. Or one every four days.Those calls range in seriousness from the relatively benign (three noise complaints) to the potentially grave (one rape, one DOA and one bomb threat apiece). And sometimes they happen more than once in a day.On September 2 of this year the fun began early, with an 8:08 a.m. phone call for assault. Two hours later there were two more calls in quick succession, one for a threat and the other for a suspicious person. The busy night ended around dinner time when the fourth and final call of the day was made, this one to report a disturbance.At this point, it feels appropriate to mention that there are a handful of Jack in the Box locations in and around the Seattle area.AVOID A. A IS NOT YOUR FRIEND.Can’t live without your sourdough steak melt? Choose wisely.


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