Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper sprays unmasked man who confronted him with video camera

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper sprays unmasked man who confronted him with video camera
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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…



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