Man swinging sausages attacks, robs cyclist

21:42, Jun 18 2012

A man in the US has been charged with attacking a cyclist with sausages and a wrench before making off with jewellery and the bike.

Michael Baker, of Holbrook, appeared today in Massachusetts on charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the Sunday morning attack.

The Enterprise of Brockton reports that Baker's lawyer says his client was trying to defend himself from the alleged victim. Bail was set at US$1000 (NZ$1260).

The cyclist told police the assailant swung the string of sausage links at him before hitting him with the wrench.

Police say Baker was caught a short time later with the bike and a wrench. Police later found that sausages and other food had been stolen from a food stand at the Brockton Fairgrounds.