Emeryville Police arrested four youths after former mayor and current Emeryville resident Ken Bukowski was assaulted under the Powell Street overpass near Shellmound Street last night. Police won't release the names of the arrested youths or details of the case until next week. At least some of the arrested are juveniles a police representative said.
A lucid Ken Bukowski told the Tattler the group attempted to rob him at gun point under the bridge at approximately 10:30 but he refused to cooperate,* after which the four assailants knocked him to the ground, kicked and pistol whipped him. Mr Bukowski sustained a head injury and he sought medical attention on his own recognizance.
The assailants fled on foot after passing cars on Shellmound Street noticed the attack. Police gave chase, apprehending the four suspects near 59th and Doyle Street.
Mr Bukowski said the gun appeared to be a .45 caliber pistol, "It was a large gun" he said. He said the four assailants got nothing from him. This morning, he was waiting for a friend to take him to the hospital to address his head wound, "I think I need stitches" he said.
*Correction- Previously we reported that Mr Bukowski said to his assailants, "f*** you, I'm not giving you anything". Now Mr Bukowski reports he ran away after the gun was pointed at him. He says he thought the quote but didn't actually say it to the youth brandishing the gun.