Police: Man Jumped on North Orchard While Biking Home from Work

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– A man told police that he was attacked on North Orchard Drive Monday night after he left his job at a business in Park Forest.

According to police, the man left his place of employment on Monday, August 31, at approximately 10:30 p.m. and rode his bicycle northbound on North Orchard Drive. As he approached North Street, he noticed three black male subjects cross from the West side of North Orchard Drive to the East side, slightly in front of him. After crossing the street, the three subjects allegedly stopped in his path, causing him to stop his bike.

The first subject, standing to his right, was described as being short and overweight with stomach rolls, black hair, brown eyes and a shaved or short haircut. The second and third offenders were described as having an average, thin build, under six-feet tall, with black hair, brown eyes and shaved or low haircuts.

Upon stopping his bicycle, the first subject told him, “get off the bike.” He replied, “I’m not gonna do that.” After he replied, the subject standing to his right, the overweight subject, allegedly punched him on the right side of his face with a clenched fist.

The man said he stumbled slightly to his left, but regained his composure immediately afterwards. He got off his bike, picked it up and swung it at the three offenders, according to police. One of the subjects then kicked him in the back, knocking him to the ground, according to police. At this point, all three alleged offenders then stood over him, punching and kicking him several times, while he was lying on the ground.

At that point, another person drove by and stopped his car, yelling at the three alleged offenders to stop. This scared them, causing them to flee on foot. The man was able to get up and continue to ride. When he got home, he was still experiencing pain in his chest, and both shoulders and in his back, so he called paramedics.

Police continue to investigate.