PORTLAND, Ore. — Police say a Portland man riding a TriMet bus attacked a woman with his skateboard and his fists because she asked him to stop swearing and yelling at the driver.
“The next thing she knew, she was bleeding all over the place and passengers were telling her she was struck with a skateboard,” said Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Eric Zimmerman.
The assault happened near Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and East Burnside Street on Oct. 9.
The suspect, 40-year-old Dustin Wood, faces multiple charges in the attack that landed Robin Wilson in the hospital, with a deep gash to her forehead and a swollen eye, according to court documents.
A Multnomah County grand jury on Thursday indicted Wood on charges of assault, unlawful use of a weapon and interfering with public transportation.
Wood pleaded not guilty Friday.
Police say Wood boarded the bus around 9:30 p.m., and after watching him berate the driver over bus fare, Wilson asked him to stop. That's when police say she was hit with the skateboard and punched in the face.