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Man beaten in North Renton after trying to defend grilfriend's honor | POLICE BLOTTER PART 2

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.

A 58-year Renton man was beaten when he tried to defend his girlfriend against the verbal assaults of three men who pulled up next to them on Pelly Avenue North.

The victim was hit with a collapsible baton two or three times, possibly by the driver, at about 2 a.m. July 25. His girlfriend woke up her son 21-year-old son inside the home so he could help assist him.

A woman who lives nearby was in the suspects’ car; she was given a ride home by the men who were also drinking at a local bar.

She claims she tried to break up the fight, but the victim told officers she was holding him during the attack. The sedan drove off northbound on Pelly Avenue North.

COWGIRLS ROBBED: About $150 in cash was stolen from a Cowgirls espresso on Lake Washington Boulevard at 1:50 a.m. July 27, which is when the security alarm went off.

The door was kicked in; the door and door frame were damaged. Officers didn’t find anything in the two small rooms, other than an open cash register. A K9 track didn’t yield any suspects.

The damage was estimated at $400.

BULLET PIERCES HAND: A handgun fired July 26 while its owner, sitting in his vehicle, was trying to unload it. The bullet went through his hand.

The 39-year-old Renton man was trying to stop the bleeding when officers arrived. He told officers he never carries his gun with a round in the chamber. In trying to unload it, he accidentally pulled the trigger.

Officers removed the handgun from the vehicle, along with a Springfield XDS handgun.

He was taken to Valley Medical Center for treatment.

CLASSIC MUSTANG TARGETED: Someone tried to steal a classic 1965 two-door Ford Mustang that was parked on South Third Street during Renton River Days.

A volunteer at the festival checked on her husband’s car throughout the day.

When she was ready to leave for the day, the Mustang wouldn’t start. Her husband discovered the ignition box was damaged, apparently in an attempt to steal the car.

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