PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Tammie Martin said what happened to her and her boyfriend, Adam Haner, the night of Aug. 16 in downtown Portland was complete chaos.

She said the couple was driving together in Haner’s truck when he saw someone being harassed whose backpack had been stolen. She said he stopped and got out of his truck to help.

“He was trying to help and they called him a white supremacist, and then some black lady smacked him and he got in his truck,” Martin said.

Martin said that was when she also got out of the truck.

“I got socked and then tried to walk away and then got pushed down, he tried to … and then I got punched a few times, and then I got back up and he was trying to drive away and revving his engine so people would back away from the truck,” Martin said.

Martin said they were downtown so that she could get her car. They split up, and that’s when things took a turn for the worst.

“Next thing I knew I found him on the ground unconscious, and when I got there, he was on the ground, I didn’t know if he was breathing and I didn’t know what happened,” Martin said.

Woman describes Sunday night attack in downtown Portland

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Martin said she had driven down Taylor Street and Haner down 4th. She said she didn’t see Haner’s attack until later when she saw videos on social media. Martin said she is recovering from a hairline rib fracture and has bruises all over her body.

“Nothing compared to what Adam got though,” Martin said. Martin said that police had to form a wall to protect her after an ambulance took Haner to a hospital for his injuries.

“They kept calling me names calling me a white supremacist [expletive]. You have a boyfriend that’s a white supremacist and saying you’re a loser I hope your boyfriend dies,” Martin said.

Portland police are still looking for the suspect, 25-year-old Marquise Love.

“This little group was not a protesting group," Martin said. "They were just looking for a fight. They were trying to fight people driving by. They were just looking to fight somebody."

Martin said that Haner was released from the hospital on Monday and is recovering at home.

GoFundMe pages have been set up for both Haner and Martin

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(11) comments

Frederick Fukov

No offense, but both people got out of their vehicles to get involved with something that happened to someone else. They knew nothing of that person, or the situation. Sorry, this isn't Mayberry, and it's not 1959. You don't get out of your vehicle in the middle of Portland at night, especially in that area where the crazies are. It doesn't excuse what happened to them. Just saying it was not good judgement on their part to "get involved." You call the police and report it. There is no more trying to be the good Samaritan in downtown Portland.


Correction. "They" weren't looking for a fight. The cowards were looking to ambush.


Time for the residents of Portland to arm themselves and take control. Of course, the liberals won't do that. They are hiding in their mommy's basements and only come out to riot and blame Republicans for their cowardice and stupidity.

Eliza Cassan

Wheeler's been gelded, no question, even his wife left him a few months ago. City council is just sitting back, watching the town burn around them, doing nothing but paying for their own private security and taking our tax dollars.


his wife? He's gay...


Ted.. maybe your talents lie elsewhere, perhaps you're more suited for janitorial work? Step down.


Yo Yossarian- no need to insult the janitors now ! Those folks work hard, and I daresay, have more common sense in their little fingers than Teargas Ted does in his entire noggen.


Oh the "peaceful" rioters...


Just a peaceful protest with no malice intended, right Ted?


this is what you get when both your mayor and govenor wont do their jobs!


Of course they were looking for a fight! They do every night, encouraged by our Spineless Mayor and his racist sidekick Hardesty. Mobs always look to fight because if they're one on one they are complete cowards! Take a good look at this RIOTING and the ever present violence..THIS is the new Democratic party! THIS is what a vote for liberal dirt bags is bringing to a town near you. In the end, if you don't agree with them, you WILL be targeted! Our Democratic run City Hall is silent because they SUPPORT this madness. Vote for these people and you sign away peaceful existence in our city. This is not fear mongering but facts supported by the 90 days of constant attacks on property, law officers and innocent citizens. Consider this when you vote!

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