Yesterday we reported that the Seattle Police Department has determined the fire at Med Mix on Monday morning was intentionally started.
Last night, KIRO 7 released footage of a hooded person approaching the Neighbor Lady building across the alley and spray painting the words “4 Pratt + Trayv.”
“Trayv” is likely a reference to Trayvon Martin, and “Pratt” may refer to Edwin Pratt, a local civil rights leader who was killed in 1969. The graffito was painted on the wall where there was once a mural featuring Pratt and other African American leaders.
The video also shows the person pouring a gas from a can over a fence and into the Med Mix storage area. The suspect then lights the gas and leaves the scene.
The restaurant is currently closed, though the owner does have plans to rebuild and reopen. Fire line tape surrounds much of the building.
There is sign on the building offering a $10,000 reward for any information pertaining to the case. Anyone with information is instructed to call 1-800-55-ARSON.
Here’s the video capturing the suspect spray painting the graffito and starting the fire: