A cyclist was attacked by a group of teenagers. The teens through bottles and various objects at the cyclist. In a desperate attempt to grab something from his bike to defend himself, he falls and is soon surrounded by the lot. There seems to be nearly 10 teenagers surrounding him before they start punching him and eventually stomping on him when he falls in the street. In his attempts to shout for help, people came out of their homes and the teenagers scattered.
While cycling at night, make sure to ride in well lit areas. Also make sure to ride in areas that you know well and that are safe. If you find yourself in a similar situation where your life is in danger and you are in an unsafe area, remember you are on a bicycle. Spin those pedals and get away as fast as you can. Once you are in a safe location call the police!
Here is the cyclist's account of what happened, "Recorded on 4/12/14. Attacked by a group of teenagers on the bike route on the 1600-1700 block of Guilford Ave. You can hear when they threw a bottle at me from behind and then see when I try to grab my lock as a last resort as they started to attack, but dropped it. Grabbed it before they did. Only damage was to my thumb when they stomped it. Took punches, but they must have hit my helmet, because I don't have any marks. Camera cuts out at the end around this time. On the ground I started yelling "help help help". Residents started coming out and a distant siren scared them off. Called 911 after and met with an officer a few minutes later."