Police: Grindr App Sex Date Ended In Hammer Attack, Biting
Seattle, Wash. (CBS SEATTLE) — A Seattle man was tased and arrested at the Sea-Tac Airport after he allegedly beat a man with a hammer and then began to “viciously bite” him on a Grindr sex app date, according to King County prosecutors.
Curtis Rosenblat, 23, was charged with assault earlier this month following the Mar. 22 attack, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The unnamed victim reportedly needed surgery for a damaged eyelid and stitches to close a wound made to his head. The two met using the gay hook-up service, Grindr, a mobile phone app.
Rosenblat was arrested attempting to board a flight, as he reportedly splits time between Massachusetts and Washington. Deputy Prosecutor Michelle Larson said Port of Seattle police were forced to shock Rosenblat with a Taser during his Wednesday arrest following a scuffle, Seattlepi.com reports.
“The defendant is clearly a danger to the community,” Larson said in court papers.
The Post-Intelligencer reports that the two arranged a meeting on Mar. 22, and the alleged victim picked up Rosenblat near his apartment around 3 a.m. After the two failed to find a secluded place to have sex they went to Rosenblat’s apartment, according to a Seattle detective.
The men began fighting after Rosenblat attempted to kick the other man out of his apartment with house belongings, and when he attempted to retrieve his items Rosenblat attacked him with a hammer.
Rosenblat “attacked the victim out of the blue with a hammer,” the prosecutor continued. “When the hammer was not enough, the defendant then began to viciously bite the victim.”
Rosenblat is charged with second-degree assault for the attack on the unnamed man in addition to a charge for assaulting a police officer during the arrest. He is being held on $115,000 bail.
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