Man selling game consoles robbed, pepper-sprayed

Seattle police vehicle, file photo

SEATTLE — A man who arranged a meeting to sell some game consoles ended up being pepper-sprayed and robbed on Tuesday.

Officers were called to a report of a gunshot fired and people running near 38th Avenue South and South Graham Street in Seattle’s Hillman City neighborhood shortly after 5 p.m.

The victim told officers he had arranged to meet with people to sell 20 game consoles.

Instead of the sale taking place, one of the five suspects pepper-sprayed the victim, put him in a bear hug and took him to the ground.

The two then struggled over a gun that the victim had hidden in his waistband and a shot was accidentally fired, according to a Seattle Police Department serious incident report.

One suspect ran away and the other four left the scene in a white BMW four-door and a white Toyota Rav4, taking the game consoles with them.

Officers said they found evidence, but were unable to find the fired round.

The victim provided a concealed weapons permit to officers at the scene.