The Seattle police said a 27-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly trying to stab a man with a pen at a Pioneer coffee shop and trying to steal a woman's purse moments later Wednesday morning.
According to the report:
Officers responded to a call of an assault inside a coffee shop near 3rd Ave. and Jackson St. around 10:45 a.m. Police said a woman had walked into the shop and tried to jab the pen in the man's neck. She threw a note on the table indicating she needed money to return to California. The victim was not seriously hurt in the attack and sustained a scrape and some redness to the neck. The woman then exited the store and ran into a woman walking on the sidewalk. The would-robber showed her the same note and tried to grab her purse off her shoulder. She also begin to pull the woman's hair in effort to get her to release the purse.
A couple of parking enforcements officers who happened to be nearby intervened in the struggle. The woman pushed one of the parking officers. Arriving police were able to take the woman into custody without further incident. Police said there were no serious injuries resulting from the attacks.
The suspect was booked into King County Jail on assault and robbery charges.