Woman attacked, suspect allegedly objected to short shorts

SNOHOMISH — Alica Rae Hanson apparently has a problem with short shorts.

At least that’s what Snohomish County prosecutors contend in court papers filed last week, charging the 25-year-old with felony second-degree assault.

Hanson, of Snohomish, was at a company barbecue June 22, put on by the owner of an area tree service company. She reportedly was displeased with an outfit worn by an employee’s girlfriend, deputy prosecutor Edirin Okoloko said in Snohomish County Superior Court papers.

The defendant confronted the woman about the shorts she was wearing, “claiming that they were too short for the BBQ party and acting in an aggressive manner” toward her, the prosecutor wrote.

Several minutes later, Hanson allegedly ran up to the woman and attacked her. The victim was knocked to the ground by a sudden punch. She was jumped upon, repeatedly struck and her hair pulled out.

Witnesses put a stop to the violence and summoned sheriff’s deputies. When they arrived, they found the shaken victim, bloody with her left eye swollen shut. They also spotted “a pile of blond hair extensions on a table,” which the woman said had been pulled from her head.

Doctors determined that the woman had broken facial bones and bleeding in the left eye.

It is a felony assault in Washington to “recklessly inflict substantial bodily harm.”

Hanson has no criminal history, according to prosecutors.

Scott North: 425-339-3431; north@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @snorthnews.

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