Et Tu, Vita? Seattle Hipster Coffee Titan Charged With Assault and DUI
We here at Sprudge.com are never afraid to make fun of Caffé Vita. But today we’ll lay off, leave the barbs out of it, and report just the facts.
The Seattle City Attorney’s office has filed charges against Seattle business owner Michael McConnell—owner of Caffé Vita and an investor in the Crocodile in Belltown—after he allegedly rear-ended a stopped car with his Mercedes near the Seattle University campus. McConnell then allegedly attacked the driver of the other vehicle and fled the scene.
There are more sordid details, including a botched arrangement to pay off the victim by McConnell’s attorney and McConnell’s decision to flee the scene in favor of consuming overpriced thin-crust pizza. You can read all about it at The Stranger Slog.