Teen mob attacks Milwaukee man, steals bicycle

CREATED Apr 11, 2012

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MILWAUKEE- A 35-year-old Milwaukee man has a scar left from a deep cut in his head.  He was hospitalized after he was attacked on the city's north side late on St. Patrick's Day.
After work, the man planned to ride his bike from a bus stop near Hopkins & Hampton to his home.  Before he could get there, he said a mob of teens crossed the street unprovoked, swarmed over him, then took his bike and cell phone.
"People shouldn't be allowed to just run the streets and attack others," the man told TODAY'S TMJ4 reporter Tom Murray.  "They started hollering and yelling at me and chased after me, pulled me off my bike and hit me in the head a couple times."
With no one in custody, he asked TODAY'S TMJ4 not to show his face or use his name because he fears for his safety.
"They had me pinned down on the ground," he said.  "I'm not sure what they hit me in the head with."
The man said he feared for his life.  He said he suffered a dislocated shoulder, bruised ribs, twisted knee and a sprained ankle.
"I just want there to be consequences for what they've done," the victim said.  "I think they should be in jail."
Alderman Ashanti Hamilton represents the area where the attack happened.
"It's outrage and disappointment," Hamilton said.  "People should be able to go to work, go home, go shopping without having the feeling of threats, the feeling of violence against them."
Although the attack happened more than three weeks ago, police just released the first portion of their report this week in response to an open records request filed by TODAY'S TMJ4.
There have been no arrests and police continue to investigate, a spokesperson said.  Anyone with information is asked to call (414) 935-7273.