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Bicyclist Attacked, Pepper Sprayed, Robbed During Ride On South Coast

A bicyclist who went out of his way to be prepared for potential trouble when he went for a nighttime bike ride along Ventura’s oceanfront still lost his bike, after being attacked and pepper-sprayed by a group of men.

The 31 year old man was riding on a bike path through State Beach Park around nine Saturday night when he was stopped by three men, who then started to punch him. The victim tried to use a personal taser to defend himself, but was hit with pepper spray by the attackers.

They took his mountain bike, taser, and cell phone, and fled before police reached the scene. He was treated at a hospital for exposure to pepper spray.