Answers Tough to Find After Cyclist Hit by Chunk of Concrete

CBS Minnesota, August 9, 2015

Random attacks against bicyclists in Minneapolis are prompting warnings Sunday from police.

Two people were hit on Friday in separate incidents, including 20-year-old Mackenzie Jensen of south Minneapolis.

Mackenzie never saw what hit him, but a witness said it was a vicious attack.

Mackenzie has a fractured jaw after someone threw a chunk of concrete at his face from a passing vehicle. He was biking on a quiet south Minneapolis block of 41st Street when officers say he was attacked out of the blue. A woman was also hit was in the same area.

The female victim was grazed with the chunk of cinder block, but Jensen is in rough shape.

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Witnesses say a man driving a white Bronco and wearing a glove, his hands protected from the rough cement, was hurling a concrete chunk at Mackenzie.

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Officers say they have a list of similar reports from around south Minneapolis, Mackenzie was hurt the worst.

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Mackenzie’s jaw is wired shut and face shattered. He’ll need two permanent plates near his cheeks. All because of a stranger who cut his ride short.

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A GoFundMe page has been set up for Jensen. To donate, click here.

The car is described as a white or cream Ford Bronco with a possible window broken toward or on the back with a piece of wood tacked up on it. Officers say you can call Crimestoppers or Minneapolis Police if you have tips.

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