Assaulted Man Flagged Down Deputy After Car Stolen in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – A disturbing incident unfolded near the Spokane International Airport as a man became the victim of a violent assault leading to the theft of his car. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported that the attack occurred in the vicinity of West 50th Avenue and South Grove Road, where the victim managed to flag down a deputy to report the theft. Limited information was available as the victim had difficulty communicating in English.

The victim recounted stopping at a gas station near South Hayford Road and US 2 when he was approached by an individual seeking a ride. Agreeing to the request, the victim drove the stranger to the 6000 block of West 50th Avenue, where he was then asked to exit the vehicle. However, the situation quickly escalated as the suspect brandished a weapon and violently attacked the victim. A second individual joined in the assault, resulting in the victim sustaining a severe injury to his finger as he attempted to prevent his car from being stolen.

Efforts to locate the victim’s stolen green 1999 Ford Mustang and the suspect’s potential white Subaru proved unsuccessful. The investigation into this harrowing incident remains ongoing, with authorities urging anyone with pertinent information to contact Crime Check at 509-456-2233, referencing case number #10076122. This disturbing event serves as a grim reminder of the dangers that individuals may encounter in seemingly routine situations, highlighting the importance of vigilance and caution in all interactions.