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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Police Release Sketch of Suspect In Teacher’s Assault

posted by on January 24 at 13:59 PM

The Seattle Police Department has released a sketch of a suspect—not a “person of interest,” but a real-live suspect—in an assault, which left a Seattle elementary school teacher with possible brain damage.


On January 17th, Joseph Skillings, a teacher at Adams Elementary in Ballard, called 911 after he saw the suspect harassing a woman at a bus stop on the 300 block of East Pine Street. The suspect saw Skillings on his phone, and allegedly knocked him to the ground. Skillings hit his head on the cement and suffered a seizure.

SPD describes the suspect as:

A black male in his late 40’s. He is described as between 5’9” to 6’ tall, 150 pounds, with a slim build. He has been described as having a “wrinkled face.” He was last seen wearing a black knit ski cap, black thigh length coat with a 1-2” white stripe down the length of the sleeve. He may have been wearing a black velvet sweat suit and was carrying a large black backpack. He may also be wearing gold rings and/or bracelets.

Police are asking that people call (206) 684-5550 if they have any information about the suspect.

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He seems kind of, what's the word I'm looking for, well, dark skinned to me. I bet that will upset all those liberal Capitol Hill hippies with their "but we love them" attitude.
Oh well, live (or not in this case) and learn.

Posted by Slogworthy | January 24, 2008 2:46 PM

poor teacher! doing the right thing and this?

Posted by infrequent | January 24, 2008 2:46 PM

uh, this description kinda matches the description of the guy who broke into our apartment complex on Sunday incident where the cops came, took a report but didn't do much of anything else despite the fact the guy probably left some finger prints and may have injured himself when he fled the scene...

Posted by michael strangeways | January 24, 2008 2:54 PM

@3, I am not a bit surprised. They were much more concerned about noise from night clubs. I mean a break in? You think they care about that? LOL!!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | January 24, 2008 3:03 PM

I always feel better when these sketches look nothing like me.

Posted by Smade | January 24, 2008 4:55 PM

I've simply got to get rid of my black ribbed-knit hat. It's like, every fucking perp in town has one of those things now.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | January 24, 2008 9:24 PM


It's O.J.

The sketch artist has drawn O.J.

All black men look the same to these sketch artists.

What Would Charles Mudede Do?

Posted by Donovan | January 25, 2008 4:04 AM

The word the SPD was looking for is velour, not velvet. That said, I hope they catch the velour sweatsuit-sporting bastard.

Posted by Kathy Fennessy | January 25, 2008 3:39 PM

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