Not sure why they would. CHOP may have changed its name but it’s still a secessionist enclave with its own border and
police warlord, despite the fact that its activists don’t believe in borders and demand the police be defunded.
John McDermott told KIRO 7 News that he initially tried to detain a protester Sunday night who stole cash and set a fire in his Car Tender business on the edge of the so-called “Capital Hill Autonomous Zone.”
His son, Mason McDermott, helped tackle the suspect who “tried to cut me with a box cutter,” he told the station, showing large slits in his jeans close to his crotch.
Other protesters soon arrived — and video on social media shows the mob eventually knocking over a section of fencing, running in to confront the owners and angrily demand the return of the original suspect.
McDermott told the station he repeatedly dialed 911 for both police and fire crews. “All told 19 times,” he said.
He was “heartbroken” when they “finally said that they weren’t going to send somebody,” he said. “I mean, they are the cavalry,” he told the station.
‘NO IDEA WHAT’S NEXT:’ Moving out of Seattle’s occupied protest zone. “‘I’m mainly scared because I know cops won’t come, I know fire trucks can’t come in. No government has even contacted any residents,’ he said….’Even if I want to move out, I can’t move out because I can’t even bring a moving truck there,’ said the neighbor, who told us he knows a couple of friends living inside the protest zone who are also now sleeping elsewhere. ‘Hence why I moved to a hotel yesterday; I’ll be staying there for at least a week but I have no idea what’s next.’”