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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Sunday July 8th, 2018 :: 05:06 p.m. PDT


Parolee arrested in violent attack on Forestville coffee shop employee.

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a parolee for a random attack on a Forestville coffee shop employee. Deputies responded to the call on Friday, July 6th shortly after 5:00 PM at the Roasters Coffee Shop in the 6600 block of Front St in Forestville regarding an assault. Deputies arrived and detained Sean Seeman, a 26-year-old transient parolee who was being held down by a 53 year-old witness.
Deputies interviewed all involved and determined the 22-year-old barista was working in the coffee shop when she served Seeman two cups of coffee over a period of about 1 ½ hours. He made her nervous as he watched her while he drank his coffee. Seeman was not known to the barista but asked her to watch his belongings as he walked out of the store then quickly rushed back into the store. Seeman backed the victim into a corner and pushed her against the bathroom door while holding a sharp, small piece of thin scrap metal to her neck, attempting to force her inside. The victim fell to the floor when the 53-year-old male witness noticed the struggle.
The witness entered the store and was able to confront Seeman who ordered him to leave. This allowed enough time for the barista to get away from Seeman. When the man refused, Seeman threw the sharp object at him but just missed. The man picked up a milk crate and threw it at Seeman, hitting him in the face. A struggle then ensued and the man was able to wrestle Seeman down to the ground and hold him until the deputies arrived. No parties sought immediate medical attention.
Seeman, who has a past history of assault and narcotics, was determined to be on county parole. He was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon, threats, false imprisonment, assault, battery and a parole violation. He is being held in the Sonoma County Jail without bail.  

Prepared by Sgt. Spencer Crum
CR 180706025
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