Father, toddler pepper sprayed at Green Lake; suspect arrested

A man was arrested after police say he pepper sprayed a father and his 2-year-old daughter at Green Lake.

Police responded to the 7400 block of East Green Lake Way on Wednesday evening for a report of an assault on a child and a man.

When an officer arrived to the scene, the man appeared to be in extreme pain. His face was red and swollen and his nose was running. The man's 2-year-old daughter was crying and her face was also red and swollen.

The man told police he was walking around Green Lake Park with his daughter when he noticed a man taking pictures of a woman who appeared to be sunbathing near the water.

According to the police report, the man asked the suspect if he had the woman's permission to photograph her and the suspect said he likely did not. The two then separated.

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Later in the day at another part of the park, the man noticed the suspect taking photos of other women. The man expressed his displeasure and the suspect then started taking pictures of him and his daughter, police said.

According to the report, the man said he was going to take the suspect's camera. Then the suspect pulled out pepper spray and sprayed the man and his daughter.

The suspect fled the scene on foot.

Police later arrested the suspect for investigation of assault and investigation of assault of a child. He was booked into the King County Jail.