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School worker attacked by prowler in SE Portland, captures video

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A school worker says he was attacked by a prowler Saturday evening. A school worker says he was attacked by a prowler Saturday evening.
A still from video that Joe took of the man that he says attacked him. A still from video that Joe took of the man that he says attacked him.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A school employee is asking for the public’s help to identify a man who he said attacked him Saturday evening.

To protect his identity, the employee is referred to as "Joe."

Joe told Fox 12 the attack occurred at about 9 p.m. at the Columbia School of English in southeast Portland. He said he was feeding stray animals in the back of the school when he encountered a prowler.

"Apparently the guy was waiting for me," said Joe. "He slammed the door on me."

Joe said there was a fight, but it only lasted a few seconds before he knocked his attacker down and recorded video footage.

"There’s a broken crack pipe that fell off his pocket," Joe said. 

This is not the first time people were caught trespassing on the property.

"This whole past year has been piling up and too many incidents at once," Joe said. "Now I got physically attacked, that’s the last straw."

Joe hopes the man who attacked him will get help or the drug treatment they need. He plans to continue to be watchful and vigilant for the school and its students’ sake.

If you know anything about this incident, please call the Portland Police Bureau.

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