Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper sprays unmasked man who confronted him with video camera
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler blasted with pepper spray an unmasked man who confronted him and former Mayor Sam Adams with a video camera as the two left a pub Sunday night, according to a police report.
Wheeler and Adams had just finished dinner at the McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery & Public House on Southwest Sunset Boulevard around 8 p.m. when a man both described as middle-aged accused the current mayor of dining without a mask, the police report said.
The man then followed Wheeler closely as he walked to his car, Wheeler said.
“He had no face mask on and got within a foot or two of my face while he was videoing me,” Wheeler told police, according to a copy of the report made public Monday afternoon. “I became imminently concerned for my personal safety.”
The mayor continued: “I…