Canadian tourist forgives Seattle for damage in May Day proteston May 4, 2012 @ 11:53 am (Updated: 1:16 pm - 5/4/12 )
"Just like we can't hold it against Vancouver for a few of the idiots who caused a riot here, we can't hold it against Seattle for a few of the idiots who caused a riot there," Sam Lee, a pastor, told the Dori Monson Show.
Sam Lee's car window was bashed in on Tuesday during the May Day protest in downtown Seattle.(97.3 KIRO FM/Josh Kerns)
Lee walked out of a restaurant on Tuesday with his family to witness a group donned in all-black outfits breaking windows at Niketown. As if that wasn't frightening enough, he returned to his car to find the rear window had been bashed in.
Tourism officials in Seattle have offered Lee and his family an all-expenses paid trip back to the city.
Lee said there were plenty of people on who went out of their way to help his family after their car was vandalized.
"There were two gentlemen who stopped and wanted to make sure everything was OK. They were there pretty much the entire time just kind of checking on me to make sure everything was OK. There was another young man who actually went to a nearby store and bought plastic to put on the window so that I could drive away," Lee recalled.
He said he, his wife, their baby girl, and his mother-in- law had come down for a long weekend and had no idea what they were getting into.
Lee said he's not sure if or when they'll return to Seattle.
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