“Give me a bite of your burrito,” Mahamed Abdi, 24, allegedly demanded of a stranger noshing Saturday afternoon outside a Seattle restaurant.
When the burrito owner declined Abdi’s request (and remarked “That is rude”), Abdi pushed him and again demanded a bite of the Mexican food favorite. As the diner then arose from his seat, Abdi allegedly punched him in the forehead and fled on foot, according to a Seattle Police Department report.
Witnesses described the attacker as a black male in his 20s wearing “a gray ‘beanie’ and white fur coat.”
Cops subsequently caught up to Abdi as he was boarding a city bus near where the burrito attack transpired. After being identified by the victim, he was arrested for assault and booked into the county jail. Abdi did not go quietly, however. Police noted that he yelled obscenities at the officer transporting him to the local precinct and spit on the vehicle’s plexiglass divider. He continued to spit at cops while inside the precinct.
Abdi, who is locked up in lieu of $10,000 bail, has been arrested more than a dozen times in the last year (for trespass, theft, assault, and robbery).
The burrito owner, who had “very slight redness to forehead,” did not request medical treatment.