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Belay there! Seafair pirates stop Northgate road rage attack

Posted by Mike on March 7th, 2013

It happened last summer, but criminal charges have just now been filed.

According to court documents, a road rage incident on North Northgate Way was defused when Seafair Pirates jumped out of a bus to confront a 27-year-old man with a knife who had already slashed the tire of a vehicle he believed had cut him off.

The incident occurred the afternoon of July 26, the court documents state, and the police crime map indicates the location was Northgate and Corliss Avenue North, just the other side of Interstate 5.

The victim had pulled in front of an Acura driven by 27-year-old Carlos Patrick Alvine, according to the charging papers. At the traffic light, Alvine approached the victim’s open driver-side window and brandished a knife, yelling “you cut people off you’re gonna get killed,” the court documents state.

Alvine stabbed the victim’s left rear tire twice, and the victim “felt trapped with nowhere to escape for safety,” according to the documents. But two Seafair Pirates riding in a bus stopped in front of the victim’s car came to his aid.

“(The victim” ) believed Alvin would have hurt him if he hadn’t noticed the rear bus doors opening and seeing the Seafair Pirates come out to help,” the documents state.

The attacker drove off, according to the documents, and later told police he did stab the tire but denied threatening the victim. He is charged with second-degree assault.

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4 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Ken // Mar 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Yaaaaaar days of road raging are ovarrrrrrrrr.

  • 2 Tammie English // Mar 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Interesting enough, I have it on good authority that the Seafair Pirate’s current Captain Kidd is a Maple Leaf resident. That makes this story even more of interest, don’t you think? :)

  • 3 Doobian // Mar 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    “just the other side of Interstate 5.”

    Other side from what?
    Editor: Us, of course. (I.e., Maple Leaf proper.)

  • 4 An Observer // Mar 9, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    And as you traverse from Maple Leaf Proper to the “other side” on Northgate Way, on foot underneath Interstate Five, you will see that we have an infestation of transients living under the freeway.

    Complete with mattresses and chairs, and plenty of empty 40 ouncers.

    Can WSDOT come out and secure the area? Or are they too busy drinking beer on the job and blowing $200 million engineering the 520 pontoons incorrectly?

    Do you suppose the burglaries in the ‘hood and the lax WSDOT enforcement are related?

    And on a similar note, the area behind the dumpster at WalGreens is a haven for illegal behavior: Drug use, prostitution, overnight camping and tagging. WalGreens should fence that area off. Requests made directly to the manager of WalGreens have not effected any change.

    It took the City just days to remove the bootlegged “Do Not Enter” sign from NE 105th, I’d like to see similar haste in dealing with the real problems noted above.