No matter what a woman does for a living, it’s against the law to assault her and take her purse. Seattle police officers and a medic crew were dispatched to an area near Viretta Park early Saturday morning after a woman called 911 to report she had been assaulted and robbed by a man she said had picked her up in Belltown and brought her to the 200 block of 39th Ave East around 4:30 AM.
The woman admitted to police that she worked as a prostitute and said that the man who had driven her to the area attacked her, hitting her and taking her purse. A medic crew at the scene treated the woman but she refused further medical attention.
A search for the man came up empty.
Viretta Park is known as a favorite hangout of late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain who lived — and died — nearby.