Erin Bern

Nov 9, 4 Assailants | Birthday

Content Warning : Assault, Theft, Vulgarity & Police

Today (Nov, 19) is my birthday; unsure how to feel about becoming another year older >.<

Anyway~ Happy birthday to me! laughs
Let's get started, shall we?

On November 9 I was jumped by four individuals as I was making my way towards a train station.

This blog-post will describe in detail the events as they occurred for personal record.

November 9 : ~20:28-20:35 | I was making my way down from the SPB towards the westbound train near Director Park.

As I passed the old theatre, an individual shouted something at me; unsure what they said, I responded with “What!?” in hope they repeated what they said.

They responded with “Do you have any bud?”
I said no.

I continued walking towards the station.
One of the individuals walked adjacent to me & went around one of the buildings in the park near Yamhill.

They again asked me for bud; when I said no, they asked if I had any cigarettes.
I said no again; continuing to walk towards the station.
The individual then asked me what time it was.

I knew something was about to go down; you never pull out your phone at night when someone asks what time it is.

I said : “Around 8:30 (20:30)” Them : “You sure?” Me : “I dunno; prolly”.

As I continued walking about the middle of the sidewalk.

One of the individuals ran in front of me & got on an electric scooter & made a snake pattern in front of me; to prevent me from continuing forward.

That scooter was likely purposely placed where it was, and they've likely done this before based on how it went down.

I was hit in the back of the head with someone's fist. I saw a flash. (looked kinda like lightning) And I blacked out for a split-second.

Four individuals then punched me in the head & upper body until I fell to the ground; as I was trying to get up, they were kicking me as well.

I made my way (still being beaten) towards the station to make sure the individuals were caught on camera.

I was thrown onto the tracks by one of them.
Most of them ran away towards the eastbound train.

The one that was left, I was going to confront, but they hit me in the nose before I could become steady.

Then they left.
I walked back to the place I was attacked & gathered my things; my phones (iPhone XR, Pixel 3a) were stolen by the individuals & as were my glasses (or possibly destroyed).

I got on the train immediately & made my way to the shelter I'm staying at & they called the police for me.

I described the events to the police officer & went to the hospital via ambulance. (luckily I wasn't hurt too seriously)

A day later after giving the information to the officer & I came back to shelter, the officer returned both my phones to me.

They were unable to find my glasses, unfortunately.
I have been without my glasses ever since.

I have handed all the information I could recall to the court & the individuals involved were all minors.

On felony charges; three were held for detention & one released on electronic monitoring. (I wish all four were held; oh well)

I listened to the preliminary hearing & haven't received any more information since.

When I do, I will add another blog-post. I won't be sharing their names (as they were minors) I will say however; they knew what they were doing & have done it before.

They also jumped another individual besides me after they got off the eastbound train.

And took that individuals' tablet (I am unsure if their device was returned as well).

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