A 15-year-old Elyria boy told police he was jumped overnight by a group of eight to 10 black males who assaulted him and stole his bike.
The teen told police he near Fowl Road at a pavilion in a park when he saw the group, some of whom he knew from Elyria High. After words were exchanged, some in the group attacked him, punching him in the head and face and knocking him to the ground, he said, before taking his bike and running from the area.
The teen, who police observed had visible injuries to his face, said the suspects had orange, white and black T-shirts and lived in Chadwick apartments. The teen gave police two names of people in the group.
The missing bike, which is a red “DK” brand, is valued at $700, according to the report.
A citizen stopped officers a short time later to report that a red “DK” bike had been found in weeds near the pavilion. The bike was returned to the teen’s father.
Another witness identified two more in the group to police. He told them they were members of a gang called “Bahama Boys” and said he overheard them saying they would be “kicking some (expletive) at the pavilion.”
The three in the group who were identified will be certified to juvenile court, according to the report, and Elyria Schools is being notified.