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BPD: No police report filed in alleged case of juveniles pushing runner into harbor

BPD: No police report filed in alleged case of juveniles pushing runner into harbor

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore police and fire officials say they have no record of an incident in which a man claimed a group of juveniles pushed him Monday night into the harbor.

Fellow runner Stephen Wancowicz says he saw three teens running away laughing before noticing a man in the water below.

"They didn't even steal his cell phone. I don't think it was a robbery," said Wancowicz Tuesday.

"I think it was for fun, just pushed him in the water."

The man was pulled from the water minutes later, around 5:40 p.m. Monday.

Wancowicz said the man ran straight home without filing a police report.

"It's scary, because of a lot of people use this path and I see them as a lot of single runners and they shouldn't have to worry about that in our city," said Denise Marshall of Fells Point. "I would think more of the kinds of patrols that you see in the Inner Harbor might help, knowing that this is a very commonly used pathway."

Baltimore police said they have one record of a juvenile arrest around that same time Monday, but it was from Key Highway in Federal Hill, when a 13-year-old on a bike allegedly kicked a woman.

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