Skip to comments.Cops Probe String Of Teens-On-Bikes Assaults
Posted on 08/06/2013 8:13:46 AM PDT by kevcol
Police are investigating three possibly related attacks on people by teens on bikes in and around Edgewood Park.
The Independent reported Thursday on one such incident, which occurred around 5: 30 p.m. on Friday July 26 along the asphalt road that connects the parks duck pond to the skateboard rink. A 63-year-old jogger was partway along that road when, he said, four teens on bikes rode passed. One turned around, rolled a bike at him to knock him over, then knocked him down again when he got up. The teens proceeded to punch and kick him, breaking an arm and cutting open his forehead, before fleeing. They didnt seek to rob him.
On Friday, another Edgewood Park jogger related a similar incident to the Independent. Like the other jogger, he asked to remain anonymous.
This jogger had entered the park at Ella Grasso Boulevard and Chapel and started running down the hilly road toward the duck pond between 1:30 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, he said. Hes been running in the park for five years, he said; never before had he had a problem.
It was hot out; he had on shorts but no shirt. Four teens on bikes came zooming down the hill behind him, passing close to his body.
One of the teens held out his arm and struck the jogger on his neck. I could tell from the way the kid hit me and looked at me, he expected me to go down, the jogger said.
He didnt fall. The kids rode ahead. The jogger kept running and came upon them under the bridge below Edgewood Avenue.
Three of the kids, whom he described as between 13 and 15 years old, moved behind him. Hows your neck? they taunted him. Whats that on your neck? They had beat-up bikes, he said; two of the bikes were girls bikes.
The kid whod tried to clothesline him moments before stood in front of him. No one else was around. He had jeans and a black shirt. He was heavyset. He could have had a weapon. The jogger decided it wasnt smart to confront the kids, so he turned around and jogged back toward the pond. More people were there. The kids rode off and didnt bother him any more.
The jogger went home and called the cops. Three officers arrived at his home; one took a report.
Sgt. Al Vazquez, the police departments chief of detectives, said the department received a report about a third incident that occurred within the same time frame several blocks from the park, at Ella Grasso Boulevard and Derby Avenue. A witness called police to say that a group of teens on bikes had ridden past a man, knocked him to the ground, then started beating on him. The victim fled; he never contacted police. Nor did police find a report of a beating victim entering the hospital for treatment.
Vazuez said the incidents appear to be related. Detectives have no leads yet but are actively investigating the cases, he said. He asked anyone with information to call the detective division at 203-946-6304.
The incidents do not appear to have approached the magnitude of the recent bloodying of a New Haven Power Sports technician on Goffe Street.
What do you call muggers on bikes:
Modern day skeet.
I hope Ted does not back down. Unfortunately up in Conn, he cannot bring along any of his arsenal.
Carry a strong cane, and stick it in the front spokes.
What’s with the added “Amish playing knock-out polo”?
Or a sawed off broomstick or mop handle.
was Martin playing this game with Zimmerman ?
saint trayvon payback no doubt. I remember when I was a kid we used to ride bikes around and throw eggs at houses and cars..................maybe I wasn’t such a bad kid after all.
This is a comment from one of the victims:
posted by: Tylerd182 on August 2, 2013 5:46pm
To TELL IT LIKE IT IS and everyone else:
I am white. the attackers were black.
Apparently, these “teens” had no description by which to identify them...
He was playing, beat Whitey’s brains out game.
New Haven is 83% white and only 1% black.
This isn’t Georgia, they don’t have racial problems in New Haven. These kids must have been disguised as black kids.
Northern blacks are so much more peaceful and law abiding in North Eastern towns. They have no racial bias.
This is going to happen until those lil rascals tangle with someone who’s carrying. Then, when he pulls down on them and caps a few of these twirps, he’ll be “Zimmed” by all the usual black apologists.
If The System is so hamstrung by political correctness and outright cowardice that it can (or will) not protect innocent joggers in a park, then the social contract is dissolved and it falls to We the People to provide for our own common defense.
because its more accurate than the actual title.
Get an electrician to bend you a cane from electrical conduit. Fill the top handle, and the bottom 1 foot with lead shot and epoxy glue. Paint it brown or black. Tape the handle, and get a crutch tip from the pharmacy. Quite formidable for swinging and poking/jabbing.
The path by the duck pond sounds like a good place for Paul Kersey to relax.
Don’t kid yourself, the cops don’t want them identified. Because if they were identified, the cops would have to arrest them and then they would be accused of profiling and being racist. When it comes to violence where Blacks, particularly young Blacks and Whites, the Whites are on their own.
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A lady shifted her bag strap, a boy played with the door lock in a passing car, a man deep in thought failed to make eye contact.
The sands of time slowed to a halting trickle...