Bicyclist assaulted near Mt. Lemmon in Tucson

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Pima County Sheriff's Department is searching for three men who assaulted a bicyclist near Mount Lemmon last week.

The 24-year-old man told deputies on Oct. 1 that he was riding his bike up the mountain near milepost 1 when he was hit in the head with a possible soda can. He said the object was thrown from the sunroof of a silver passenger car.

The bicyclist turned around and followed the car down the mountain, eventually catching up to it at the intersection of Snyder Road and Catalina Highway.

The three men got out of the car and a confrontation ensued. According to the sheriff's department, the men began punching and kicking the bicyclist while he was on the ground.

The bicyclist suffered minor injuries, according to the sheriff's department.

The group fled in the vehicle toward Houghton Road after a woman yelled at them to get back inside the car.

A witness captured part of the incident on video.

Deputies found a shoe, a pair of earbuds and a shirt at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.