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From the MPD 1D listserv late last week:
I received the below email from my very Dear friend who drove thru our neighborhood/community early this evening. The assault happened at the corner of 12th & D Street NE (near the abandoned red brick building).
Of course I asked the obvious, “did she call the police” and she stated that she would make her complaint but at that moment alarmed, shocked and appalled at what she witnessed, she immediately went into mother mode and addressed the assailant. She recalled there was a woman standing across the street with a baby stroller watching as well, but said or did nothing to offer any assistance. (please see her complaint below):
Submitted by Witness:
Elementary age boy assaulted by adult male biker this evening around 6pm
Today, while driving, I witnessed an adult male biker dressed in a yellow and black bike outfit jump off of his bike and viciously attack an elementary aged boy. The man, a white male with dark hair and glasses, chased the boy, pushing him up against a wall and proceeding to hit and choke him. Once he released the boy, he grabbed the boy’s school books and proceeded to throw and kick them around. He then picked up the child’s notebook and throw it into the water.
The boy was walking with a schoolmate, both dressed in uniform attire, a burgundy shirt and tan pants.
I pulled over, confronting the man by repeatedly asking “Are you an adult?!” Eventually, as he seemed to register my presence and what I was saying, he agreed, saying “You’re right,” and then he picked up his bike and rode off.
The attacker was a white male, between the ages of 30 and 45 years old, 5’7” to 6’ tall, dark hair, with facial hair and glasses.”
The following note was also submitted but I have not seen any further updates:
“My kids and au pair witnessed the event as well. Apparently the children threw something at the biker which they said appeared not to do any harm to the biker, but that was what triggered the biker to stop and assault the child. When I returned home a couple of hours afterward, I collected some of the school papers that had been scattered with the idea that if I could identify the school, I would return the papers to the child. The child’s name was on them, but nothing to indicate what school he attended.”