Feckless Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Pepper Sprays Man After Bar Fight Over Masks, Flees Scene
Left-wing Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was involved in a physical altercation of sorts on Sunday night, ultimately pepper spraying a man who asked him to wear a mask at a Portland restaurant.
The left-wing mayor recounted the incident in a Portland Police report. Wheeler relayed information regarding the incident through his public safety advisor, but it doesn’t appear he actually reported the altercation himself.
Wheeler recounts being approached by a man at Hillsdale McMenamin’s pub, who questioned why the mayor wasn’t wearing a mask. The man, according to Wheeler, followed him to his car, with a brief conversation ending when Wheeler utilized pepper spray on the target. The man was surprised Wheeler resorted to spraying him, exclaiming “I can’t believe you just pepper sprayed me.”
Wheeler has been largely responsible for the city of Portland’s ‘stand down’ approach to Antifa and left-wing violence, making his city a national embarrassment over the protests and riots that have devastated the community since last spring.
Wheeler had been harassed and allegedly assaulted at a restaurant several weeks ago, with repeat Portland riot arrestees approaching the mayor and screaming at him. It’s totally unclear if this altercation began in a similar fashion.
The left-wing mayor finally condemned the Antifa terror movement at the start of the year, well after Joe Biden’s election as president. Wheeler himself participated in Antifa riots at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse throughout the summer.
Wheeler could potentially face criminal charges such as assault and battery stemming from the incident, with his own account of events seeming to suggest that he escalated the altercation to a physical dispute.
‘Polite’ Democrats are hoping that the criminal Antifa movement will quietly go away now that Trump’s out of the picture, but Portland’s total failure to stop far-left street violence bodes poorly for their plans.