Hammer Man Was Hacked Off
May 08, 2018
By Rex D. Cain
Hammer man at work. Larger images below
CLICK TO ENLARGE: Larger images of Hammer man. Photos: Bremerton Police
(BREMERTON, WA.) – You could look at this one of two ways: the glass is half full or half empty.
In the half full scenario you say something like, “Well, thank God at least the guy had the courtesy not to pull out a cheap AK-47 (Mikhail Kalashnikov’s legendary spray-and-pray assault rifle chambered in 7.62X39mm) and start mowing down people in the theater like they were bowling pins.”
All this guy did was whip out a common household hammer and do a little carpentry work on an expensive window -- instead of dropping that bad boy on somebody’s head with bad intentions, which could have happened. So there is something to be said for that.
The caper: it happened on Sunday May 6th. Bremerton Police say the guy you see in the photos at right (known in the trade as ‘unidentified white male’) had attended several movies at the SeeFilm movie theater in downtown Bremerton. (That’s a pretty good name for a flick house: SeeFilm.)
At around 9:45 pm the guy was asked to leave the film presentation establishment “after being disruptive during one of the movies,” said a Bremerton Police statement. “On his way out of the theater the male threatened to kill fellow patrons and the movie theater employees and then produced a hammer from his bag.”
And that’s when hammer man went to work. He used that piece of steel to “break a large pane of glass in front of the movie theater causing damage in excess of $4000,” said the police statement. And then he split.
Hammer man (HM for short) is described as a white male in his 40’s, about 6 feet tall with a beard and wearing a red wind breaker and shorts as well as carrying a dark colored gym-style bag.
Police believe HM ended up with “a significant laceration” from the broken window and will have a noticeable wound. (Did he leave a bloody crime scene, spilling his DNA everywhere?)
The gendarmes also think the guy might be in the military or a military veteran as he presented a military ID when entering the theater. Bremerton Police are seeking any information they can get on hammer man because well, after all, he was engaged in inappropriate behavior that was also illegal.
Contact Detective Marty Garland at (360) 473-5488 if you have information regarding Hammer Man (or as Bremerton Police say, “this unknown offender”).
We think Hammer Man has a much nicer ring to it. Thank you for your attention to this criminal matter.