Police: Stranger attacks man walking dog
Friday, March 1, 2013
HILLSBORO, Ore. — Police in Hillsboro say two men were out walking a pink poodle when a stranger reportedly pulled a U-turn, jumped out of his vehicle and hit one of them in the head with a wrench.
Investigators are working to determine whether the Friday afternoon incident could be a bias crime because the attacker reportedly shouted a homosexual epithet.
Police spokesman Mike Rouches said the suspectwas driving a late '90s Land Rover.
Rouches says the victim, a 26-year-old man, suffered a bump to the back of his head but did not require medical treatment.
Police are looking for a man in his 30s with a thin build, wearing a baseball hat and a khaki vest.