Teens receives bike after being robbed and assaulted

Posted at 5:46 PM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 22:27:13-04

A teenage girls says she was riding her bike near 43rd and California when she was robbed and assaulted by a middle aged white man.

Thanks to paramedics 13 year old Shazya now has a bike after hers was stolen Monday.

"That poor girl, I don’t understand why anyone would do that to a kid."

The teenager says the man even swung at her before riding off with her bike.

"He said do you have a cigarette, I said no, I don't have a cigarette and he asked me again, I said no I don't smoke cigarette's I am only 13."

She says he got physical.

"He grabbed my bike and yanked it and I fell on the ground, and that's when he started swinging at me."

She says he then took her bike and ran over her legs.

"Call the police, call the police, call the police."

After arriving at Nebraska Medicine her father Charles says paramedics brought Shazya another bike.

" I almost cried because I didn't know there was still people out there that care like that."

Paramedics say they got the bike from Team Bike Rescue, they refurbish old bikes then give them to children living in inner cities.

"It gave us excitement to be able to help her out."

The teen says she's thankful and next time she'll be more careful when approached by strangers.

"I'm not afraid but I need to be more aware of people and don't stop even if they flag me down for anything."


Now that Shazya has a new bike, she says if they find her old one she wants to give it to someone who needs it.