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.