Man with red afro growls at park visitor, runs him over with bike

SEATTLE -- Police are looking for a man with a red afro who allegedly growled at a victim in Ravenna Park before running him over with his bike.

Seattle police officers were called Thursday morning to the park near the intersection of NE 55th Street and 25th Avenue with reports of an assault. When they arrived, police found a man who was bleeding from the face and covered in mud, documents show.

According to police, it was apparent the man had been in a fight, and suffered injuries to his face.

The victim told police he was walking his dog in the park when he passed by a man sitting on a park bench. The man -- sporting a bizarre red afro -- "growled" at the victim when he walked by, police said.

The victim continued on his path despite the odd noise.  But when the victim was about 50 yards away, he heard a whirring loud noise coming up from behind him.  The victim turned around just in time to see the man on the park bench ride his bike directly into him, striking him dead on and causing the victim to fall to the ground. According to the victim, the suspect then jumped on him and began biting his hand.

After a brief melee, the victim managed to escape the suspect's grasp, causing the suspect to say the victim was the "toughest guy he had ever wrestled." The suspect then fled the area.

The victim suffered scrapes and bruises from the incident but declined aid, police said.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s, 5'7" and 200 pounds. He was wearing blue rain gear and had noticeable red hair, documents show.

Anyone with information on this attack should call 911.