PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The man who survived a broad-daylight skateboard attack by street kids in downtown Portland is out of the hospital and recovering at home.
Seventy-year-old Larry Allen told KOIN 6 News the young adults taunted him as he sprayed down the sidewalk outside the Portland Outdoor Store Monday afternoon.
"The one girl got up and said 'Are you really going to spray the sidewalk?' and I said, 'Yeah, that's part of my job,'" Allen said. He has worked at the Portland Outdoor Store on SW 3rd Avenue and Oak Street for nearly four decades.
At one point, one of the kids grabbed his hose and claimed Allen sprayed her.
"So I kind of presumed she wanted to start something," he told KOIN 6 News on Wednesday.
That's the last thing Allen remembers before the attack.
Witnesses told police they saw street kids attack him, with one beating him over the head with a skateboard. He was found bleeding on the sidewalk and was taken to the hospital, where his boss said he was given 14 stitches.
Police are still looking for the person responsible for the skateboard attack. The attacker is described as a white man in his 20s who was not wearing a shirt and had blonde, shaggy hair above his shoulders.
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