A 17-year-old boy was charged as an adult Wednesday with first-degree robbery and two other teens – a 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl – have been charged in juvenile court, all accused of swarming and severely beating a man and stealing his car early Sunday in South Seattle.
Kersan Pascal, who has a prior conviction for second-degree assault, is being held without bail on a juvenile parole violation at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. The two other teens, also charged with first-degree robbery, both pleaded not guilty today and remain in custody at the Youth Services Center, said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg.
The Seattle Times does not typically identify juveniles who are accused of crimes unless they face adult charges.
Around 3 a.m. Sunday, the alleged victim returned to his residence in the 11200 block of 57th Avenue South after attending a wedding, according to charging documents. He noticed a large group of teenagers in the street, but didn’t think much of it.
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As he was parking his car, the man was approached by the teen girl, the papers say. She asked if she could borrow his cell phone to call her mother; the man cracked his door open and dialed the number, at which point the girl allegedly sprayed him in the face with mace, charging papers say.
A group of four or five youths came “out of nowhere” and rushed the man. They pulled him from his car and began kicking and beating him in the street, the papers say. The youths eventually fled and the man attempted to wave down a passing car, but the occupants refused to call 911 because “they didn’t want to get involved,” charging papers say.
The man got in his car and drove a short distance away to seek safety and call 911, the papers say.
While talking to a 911 dispatcher, the man saw some of the same youths, who again began to assault him, according to charging papers. According to the papers, the victim “noticed small children, eight to ten years of age, trying to get involved” in the attack. Pascal and another boy allegedly struck the man with pool cues, landing at least one “good blow” to the man’s head that caused him to fall to the ground and begin to lose consciousness, according to charging papers.
As the man defended “himself the best he could,” he saw his car being started up and driven away and realized that his car keys had fallen out of his pocket, the papers say.
Several Seattle police officers and King County sheriff’s deputies were in the area at the time and one officer quickly located the man’s Toyota, which was allegedly being driven by the 14-year-old boy, the papers say. The man was able to identify Pascal as one of the teens who had allegedly struck him with pool cues and the 15-year-old girl who allegedly doused him with mace, according to charging papers.
The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center and was treated “for severe head trauma and pepper spray exposure,” the papers say. He has since been released from the hospital, according to a spokesman for Harborview.