Trained boxer turns out to be bad target for mugger

SEATTLE -- An unarmed man tried to mug a trained boxer last Wednesday outside a Capitol Hill boxing gym, according to the Seattle Police Department. It didn't go well for the alleged mugger.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim was about to enter Seattle Boxing Studio around 10:30 a.m. when the suspect grabbed his gym bag and refused to let go.

After a struggle over the bag, the suspect let go in order to lunge at the victim, according to the report. So, the victim punched the suspect in the mouth, knocking him to the ground.

The suspect got back up and started throwing punches at the victim, who was able to avoid every one of them, according to the report.

Eventually the suspect gave up and walked away. At this point the suspect made his second mistake of the morning (the first being to attack a boxer, obviously).

The suspect headed directly toward the nearby Seattle Police Department East Precinct, so the victim and a Seattle Boxing Studio instructor were able to follow him and point him out to an officer sitting in a patrol car outside the precinct.

The officer caught up with the suspect in the 1200 block of East Olive Street and arrested him.

The victim suffered a possibly broken hand when he punched the suspect in the face.

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