Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on January 8th, 2008 at 9:45 am
Late Sunday night a man was assaulted while riding his bike along the bike/ped path on the west side of the river, just north of the Morrison Bridge. The rider, who goes by the name of Felix, reports that he was returning to his home in Southeast Portland after a Zoobomb run when he was “pushed to the ground” by a group of unknown assailants.
Here’s more from Felix:
“Between the Steel Bridge and the Hawthorne Bridge I got jumped. A few people were sitting on the benches and [there were] 2 or 3 guys on the railing closest to the river.
When I was riding by one of them lunged and hit first my handle bars then my seat. I fell and hit my head, hip and shoulder but kept my momentum and was able to get back on the bike. I ran up the stairs to [the] Hawthorne [Bridge] and then headed home to Southeast.”
Felix says he has a “pretty sore head and hip” but other than that, his full-face helmet (luckily) took the brunt of the attack. He sent along this photo of the helmet:
When I reported about the attacks around North and Northeast Portland earlier this year, several other people came forward with similar stories.
Has anyone else been the victim of an attack in Waterfront Park? Was this a serial attack, or just some kids playing a nasty prank?