Man Attacks Bus With Stick, Earns Ride to Jail

Officers arrested an agitated man in the South Beacon Hill neighborhood after he broke a glass door on Metro coach with a four foot lance stick.

Initially, police were called to the area of 51 Avenue South and Rainier Avenue South for property damage done to a bus. Moments later another person called 911 reporting there was man in front of her house yelling and dueling with a stop sign.

Officers arrived at the South Beacon Hill home and detained the man. A witness verified that this was the suspect from the earlier property damage.

Officers believe that the man’s quixotic battle with the bus was more likely inspired by the ingestion of illicit drugs rather than appreciation for classic literature. Officers booked the man into King County Jail, providing an apt dénouement to this piece of metatheatre.