Sketch Released in Skateboard Attack
July 19, 2013, 3:10 pm
Police have released a sketch of the person who assaulted a 70-year-old man with a skateboard outside the Portland Outdoor Store downtown on Monday. Police say he's a "street kid".
Larry Allen was washing the sidewalk outside the store where he's worked for decades. A woman pulled the hose out of his hand and the suspect blindsided Allen, bashing him over the head with a skateboard.
Bandages cover Allen's right arm and there's a gash above his right eye that needed stitches. He's said to be recovering in fair condition. There's no word when or if he'll return tow work.
The suspect is said to be tall, in his 20's with blond and brownish hair. In addition to the woman, he was with a group of at least two other men.