Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 29th, 2006 at 8:48 pm
I just noticed this post in the Forums. It’s about a pre-meditated bike crash scam on the waterfront.
“A co-worker of mine got mugged while bicycling home!! He was riding along the waterfront and was boxed in by another rider and forced into an accident. They crashed pretty hard and he tore up his shin. The rider who blocked my co-worker’s path and caused the accident claimed that his rear wheel was damaged. Immediately the incident was swarmed upon by several homeless youth who took sides with the perpetrator of the crash and threatened my friend with bodily harm. They insisted that restitution be made immediately. My co-worker gave the perp his rear wheel/tire and quickly left.”
According to the post, this happened on Friday August 25th at around 7:30 PM between the Burnside and Steel Bridges.
Has anyone else fallen victim to a similar attack? If so, you should notify Portland Police Central Precinct at (503) 823-0097.