The [12 year old] boy was out of school for the day and riding his bicycle through [Washington] park. He was cutting through the tennis court area when a man emerged from the woods, knocked the boy off his bike, threw him to the ground and began punching him in the back.Scraped him on the chest with a stick? Huh? OK, then what happened? Did the masked man get up and run away, further assaulted the boy, or what?
The man then turned the boy over, ripped off his shirt and scraped him on the chest with a stick.
The attacker was wearing a black ski mask, a puffy, navy-blue coat and black sweat pants.
Very odd. I suppose the police wouldn’t be asking for witnesses if they didn’t have some reason to believe the boy. Nothing is impossible but some things are improbable.