Teen attacked while riding bike

A teenager riding his bicycle in Mountain View on Monday night was seriously injured when an assailant struck him in the head, police said today.

Police said the victim, a 17-year-old from Mountain View, was riding his bike with a friend in the 2000 block of Latham Street around 8:40 p.m. when an unidentified male emerged from a hidden location and hit him in the head with an object.

The attacker then fled, running toward Rengstorff Avenue, and remains at large.

The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for a serious head injury, police said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Mountain View police at (650) 903-6344.

— Bay City News Service


Posted by why?, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Any chance he was attacked simply because he was riding a bicycle? Was there an attempt to steal the bicycle?

Posted by Steve, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 30, 2013 at 6:42 am

Always where a helmet when biking.

Posted by Steve, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 30, 2013 at 6:43 am


Posted by Smells like..., a resident of Gemello
on Jan 30, 2013 at 9:41 am

Sounds gang related or retaliatory. Apparently the guy was lying in wait for this guy.
If nothing was stolen, the odds of some loony crouching in a bush and just randomly hitting someone over the head is pretty small.

Posted by Le Dude, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:17 am

Please don't bring up the words gangs or day workers. This is obviously about legal gun owners getting out of control. Ban assault rifles!

Posted by Mike, a resident of The Crossings
on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:23 am

Le Dude...Le Attempt...Le Fail.

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Web Link

Posted by Operator Error, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jan 30, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Someone is having a lot of trouble commenting to the Nancy Lieber story. Can an admin help them?

Posted by Christopher Parkinson, a resident of Willowgate
on Jan 30, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Christopher Parkinson is a registered user.

The city needs to do a lot of work to bring this part of the city up. Too many hoods in the area. I have done more foreclosures in this area I care to count. Its telling.

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