Jake Harris, best known as a reality TV fisherman on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” was involved in a brutal mugging this past Saturday in Washington state that left the star with a cracked skull and close to death.
Though the police had some information about the attack, they weren’t acting fast enough for Harris’s brother, Josh. Josh Harris, looking to avenge his brother’s violent attack, took matters into his own hands.
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The mugging occurred around 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening. Jake had been at a local casino, and had left in the company of three other people. Sometime later, Jake was attacked in the car, mugged, and he was thrown from the vehicle and left to die on the side of the road.
Fortunately, Jake was found by a passerby and who got him emergency assistance. Jake, who is notoriously stubborn, refused to go to the hospital. When he arrived home, his brother Josh made him go. On arrival, Jake was immediately placed in intensive care.
“They literally beat my brother, left him for dead, threw him out of a moving vehicle onto the side of the freeway,” Josh wrote about the incident.
Josh, upset by a lack of action from the police, asked the community for help. And the community responded. Josh, armed with names, published his information and posted the their photos online.
By Tuesday, the Spokesman-Review reported two suspects, Amanda Ritter and Jorel Fultz, had been arrested.
“Thank you to (sic) all the awesome messages and all the help from the fans and the police department for doing such a great job. [Our] family thanks everyone from the bottom of our hearts,” Josh wrote.
Jake remains in ICU but is expected to recover. “[Jake]’s pretty messed up,” Josh wrote. “Hopefully, one day, we’ll get him back fishing again.”