Police: Man attacked with baseball bat, prosthetic leg

SEATTLE -- You know it's just not your day when you get cracked over the head by a man armed with an aluminum baseball bat only seconds after fending off another man wielding a prosthetic leg.

According to a Seattle Police Department report, an officer was on patrol around 2:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in the 100 block of Pike Street when he saw a one-legged man swinging his prosthetic limb at a two-legged man in his mid-20s.

The fighting men initially ignored the officer's presence and continued their scuffle, according to the report. But, eventually the two-legged man acknowledged the officer and started to walk off while the one-legged man re-inserted his prosthetic limb.

As the two-legged man was walking away, a third man appeared armed with an aluminum bat. According to the report, the man, undeterred by the presence of the officer, ran up behind the two-legged man and hit him full force over the head with the bat, leaving him with a large cut and bruising.

The suspect reportedly ran off but was quickly apprehended by two King County Sheriff's Office deputies. Prior to being arrested, the suspect, a Cuban national, tossed away a baggie containing 21.8 grams of cocaine, according to the report.

The suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault and violation of the uniform controlled substances act.

The victim refused treatment or transportation to the hospital.

Nothing further was reported about the one-legged man or his weaponized prosthetic limb.