Teen Fights Off Knife-Wielding Youth
Police are investigating a report that four youths, including one who swung a knife, tried to steal a 14-year-old Coeur d’Alene boy’s bicycle.
The teenager escaped serious injury, but was scratched on the left elbow when one of his assailants slashed a knife at his left arm during Friday’s robbery attempt.
The knife-wielding youth took another swipe with the weapon at the teen’s head, prompting the victim to fight back, according to a Coeur d’Alene police report.
Four or five of the teen’s punches landed on the youth’s face, sending the group scrambling to a car waiting at a nearby convenience store on Best Avenue.
The victim’s wound did not require medical attention, and his bicycle was not taken.