PHOENIX - A Valley man found himself in the middle of a late-night struggle last weekend, losing something he desperately needed -- his bicycle.
Jason was sitting on a bench near the canal at 8th Street and Northern Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Saturday when he was approached by a man with a gun.
The man pointed the gun at Jason, ordering him to hand over the content of his pockets, Phoenix police said.
The man reportedly hit Jason, bit him and poked his eye during their struggle.
The man stole Jason's bicycle in the process.
The 34-year-old relied on his bicycle, as it was his only way to get from N. 19th Avenue and Thunderbird Road to his job at N. 52nd Street and Camelback Road every night.
Police believe that Jason had fought back against the suspect because he faced losing his only means of transportation, which was, in this case, inevitable.
Local bicycle business, The Bike Barn, learned of his story and offered to present him with a new bicycle.
An event was held early Wednesday afternoon with the Phoenix Police Department at The Bike Barn, thanking the business for being so supportive of those within their community.
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