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Cyclist beat man who called him out on rolling stop sign: police

A Hamilton man ended up in hospital Saturday night after he called out a cyclist for running a stop sign in the east end – and the cyclist returned with a baseball bat, police say.

A Hamilton man ended up in hospital Saturday night after he called out a cyclist for running a stop sign in the east end – and the cyclist returned with a baseball bat, police say.

It happened around 9 p.m. in the area of Melvin Avenue and Walter Avenue, when a man saw a cyclist roll through a stop sign and yelled at him about it, police say.

Not long after, the cyclist came back with a baseball bat. He found the man who had called out to him about the traffic infraction and hit him in the head with it, police say.

The suspect took off, and the victim was taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The suspected is described as white, between 23 and 30 years old, about five feet eight to six feet tall, and 200 pounds. He has a “full, busy, dark-coloured beard,” police say.

He was wearing a black and grey hooded sweatshirt, light coloured pants and a black toque, and riding a dark coloured mountain bike.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-546-4925 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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