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Teen attacked while riding bike in Mountain View

Original post made on Jan 30, 2013

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

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Posted by resident, a resident of Mountain View
on Jan 30, 2013 at 8:56 am

Were they trying to steal his bicycle?

Posted by Carrie, a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 30, 2013 at 9:11 am

What time of the night was it? Maybe a better description of the area of the street would help to avoid it. Thanks.

Posted by Parent of teens who ride bikes at night, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jan 30, 2013 at 9:26 am

This scares me a little as our teens have been taught to be independent and I don't want to take that away from them. Is there any thoughts that this might be gang related? Was anything stolen? Could the teen have known the attacker? Did the friend see anything?

I would like to know more about this, please.

Posted by We'll See, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jan 30, 2013 at 9:36 am

Sounds like he was targeted. Latham St area hosts much of the cities gang activity. I'm betting revenge attack or gang related.

Posted by Marlen, a resident of Mountain View
on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:05 am

As a Latham resident I can assure you that your comment about "Latham St hosts much of the cities gan activity" is completely incorrect. I agree that parts of Latham, usually from Escuela to Walmart, are prone to thefts, I have never heard of "Gang Actifity."

I think this happened on the 2000 Block of Latham Street.

Posted by Disgusted, a resident of Midtown
on Jan 30, 2013 at 12:26 pm

This happened to my son, in front of our house, back when we lived in Fremont. My son was all of four years old!!!! That is why we moved here. Never thought such a thing would happen in Mtn View.

And yes, they stole my son's little bitty BMX bike!

Posted by John P, a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 30, 2013 at 12:48 pm

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