By Peggy Sturdivant
On the way to arrange for a story interview that I thought would be uplifting for the holidays I crossed paths with a man in a red hat on a different path. Hudson stopped to put some belongings in the back of an old pick-up truck and then we both found ourselves waiting for the owner of the Spirit Gas Station at 24th and Market.
Overhearing the name Ballard News-Tribune this man in the hat with tassels wanted to know if I’d written about him some four years earlier. “You’re in the paper,” he said someone told him, after the incident at the Jack-in-the-Box on Leary Way. Not me, I told him explaining that the crime reports are generally taken straight from Seattle Police reports.
I needed breakfast and coffee but this man’s account of his version of what the Ballard News-Tribune, June 16, 2010 Police Blotter headlined as “Woman, dog, threatened at knifepoint” was riveting, and it was a breakfast story.More ›