Portland Guy Beats Naked Cyclists With Pipe – Hate Crime and Assault Charges Filed

A pipe-wielding man who allegedly bludgeoned two unclothed cyclists cycling through Portland’s Nob Hill neighborhood now faces assault and hate crime charges, according to prosecutors.

Nine naked bicyclists were pedaling near Northwest 19th Avenue and Flanders Street on June 3 when a stranger took β€œbaseball-like” swings at them, striking two men in the back, according to a probable cause affidavit.

During the assault, the man yelled at the cyclists to “get out of here” and used a gayΒ slur, according to court documents. According to prosecutors, one of the victims identifies as gay.

Naked Cyclists Beaten by Portland Man
Naked Cyclists Beaten by Portland Man

Do you know that a 13-year-old child is fighting for his life after being hit in the head with a tire iron thrown into a moving vehicle in Southeast Portland? The attack happened around 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Foster Road:

It’s unclear if the motorcyclists were affiliated with a clothing-optional Pedalpalooza event scheduled for the same day. Police apprehended the accused pipe swinger, subsequently identified as Robert E. Houchins, with the three-foot metal pole still in his possession, according to the affidavit.

Multiple users, including news outlets, have shared the news via social media –

39-year-old Houchins has no listed address. He faces allegations including second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree bias crime, the legal term for a hate crime.

Houchins has at least 28 convictions on his record spanning from aggravated s*x abuse to arson and theft, a booking report shows, and has failed to appear in court on roughly 45 prior occasions. He’s being detained in Multnomah County’s Inverness Jail.

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