Skooter reporting 06/29/12
A group of teenagers pepper sprayed and brutally beat a Seattle man with pool cues before stealing his car, police said.
Kersan K. Pascal, 17, was charged as an adult Wednesday with first degree robbery. Along with him were two other minors, 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, were charged in juvenile court for the same offense.
The victim recounted the incident when he arrived home from a wedding early Sunday morning he saw about 10 teenagers milling around in the street near his house. A teenage girl walked over to his car and knocked on the window telling him that she needed a cell phone to call her mom. The man said he’d call for her, but the number given by the girl didn’t work. When he rolled down the car’s window to ask for another number, the girl sprayed him in the face with mace.
And what happened next, four or five other teenagers swarmed in and began assaulting him with punch and kicks. Then they pulled the man from his car and went on beating him. The teens left him bleeding in the street. The man flagged down a white car and asked the driver to call 911 but the driver refused telling the man that he didn’t want to get involved.
So the man drove his car to a location at 56th and Beacon Avenue, where he called 911. As he was talking to the 911 dispatcher, the same kids that beat him happened to see him and once again attacked him. He said there were four main attackers, both male and female, and some of the kids seems to be as young as 8-year-old.
According to police two of the kids struck the man with pool cues. As the man was trying to fend off the attack, the man noticed his car being stolen. He tried to pursue but he can’t get in because the doors were locked. He managed to grab a side mirror and hang on to it as the car sped away.
Luckily, a police cruiser happened to pass by and the officers caught up with a few of the suspected attackers, including the teens inside the man’s car. The victim was able to identify three of the teens before he was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for severe head trauma and pepper spray exposure.
The 17-year-old Pascal has three previous assault convictions, all in 2011.