Apr 6, 2016 10:59 AM by News Staff
Chico Police arrested two men they say assaulted and robbed a bicyclist in Bidwell Park Tuesday night.
It happened around 6 p.m. when a man riding his bike into the south end of the One Mile Recreation area was confronted by two men in a car.
They pulled up behind the victim and began honking the car horn. The bicyclist waved for them to pass him but that led to a verbal exchange. The two men got out of the car and, according to police, assaulted the bicyclist and took his cell phone.
Thanks to a witness, officers tracked the car down and the two suspects were identified by the victim and witness.
William forward, 24 of Chico and David Milliron, 25 of Clear Lake, were arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail on charges of assault and robbery.
The victim was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay.