On Sunday, Shelby Joe stated he and his associate had been ambushed by a bunch of men standing close to the bike path in EaDo.
HOUSTON — A Houston man stated he was ambushed and robbed alongside along with his associate over the weekend on one of many metropolis’s bike trials. Shelby Joe stated the assault occurred on Sunday round 10:30 within the morning on the bike path alongside Buffalo Bayou near Jensen Drive and Navigation Boulevard.
He suffered minor accidents and now desires to see adjustments aimed toward making the favored trails safer for others. Houston’s bike paths and trails have change into a go-to attraction through the pandemic and like so many others, Joe purchased a motorbike to spend extra time open air.
“In eight weeks we lined about 200 miles as a result of it’s really easy with an electrical bike,” Joe stated.
Nevertheless, on Sunday he stated he was ambushed by a bunch of men standing close to the bike path in EaDo.
“Proper as I bought as much as them, the oldest younger man threw a bicycle instantly both at me or in entrance of me such that I crashed,” he stated.
Joe stated his associate stopped however was instantly attacked. He stated in lower than a minute the suspects had taken their bikes and belongings.
“I used to be simply shocked to suppose that this might occur in broad daylight on a well-signed, well-marketed path,” Joe stated.
He stated he used his watch to name 911 however the dispatcher had bother discovering his location. He stated he thinks town has uncared for the protection of individuals on the paths. He’s now advocating for location markers alongside the path, extra legislation enforcement bike patrols and improved mapping.
“If we’re going to have lots of of miles of off-street bike trails there needs to be a greater manner for emergency responders to find folks,” Joe stated.
The Houston Police Division is investigating the theft.
Joe stated he was within the incorrect place on the incorrect time and simply hopes folks can be extra vigilant.