The Morning Blotter: Cyclist Says He Was Attacked Downtown

A cyclist told police he was beaten by an irate driver as he was riding home from a Sounders game early Sunday morning.

The man told police he riding his bicycle back from the Sounders game just after 12:30 am, when a black sedan drove past him. The cyclist heard someone in the car yelling at him, but couldn’t understand what they were saying.

When the cyclist stopped at 4th and Lenora at a red light, the sedan pulled up next to him, and the driver—who the cyclist described as a “handsome man” in his mid 20s, 6’0, 170 pounds short blonde hair, and clean shaven—got out of the car and punched the victim in the face four times, knocking him to the ground.

The “handsome man” got back in his car and drove off.

The cyclist went to UW Medical Center where he received 5 stitches around his right eye.