Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler reportedly swatted/hit at a restaurant. Apparently this is not the first time that the Mayor has been confronted by activists who disagree with his actions while out in public. https://www.oregonlive.co...ining-in-nw-portland.htmlhttps://www.opb.org/artic...er-punched-at-restaurant/
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was swatted in the shoulder Wednesday evening while out to dinner at a restaurant in the Nob Hill neighborhood, according to the mayor’s office.
Wheeler was five minutes into a dinner at Cafe Nell with a friend when a small crowd began yelling obscenities at him and soon pushed their way into the outdoor tented area where he was seated, according to Jim Middaugh, the mayor’s communications director, who was briefed by the mayor on the incident.
Middaugh said a woman started swatting at the mayor after he asked them to leave. The mayor was not injured and does not plan to press charges.
Wheeler left the restaurant, taking his food to go.
Sergeant Kevin Allen, a spokesperson for the Portland Police Bureau, originally described the interaction as a “punch.” Allen said the assault occurred around 8:30 p.m. No injuries were reported and the suspect, who has not yet been identified, left, according to the police. No arrests were made.
Videos posted on social media Wednesday evening show a group yelling and cursing at Wheeler as he sat in an outdoor dining tent.