As many of you know there is a trail down from the parking lot by rodeo park that leads into Old Folsom. My friend and i have been walking that trail for a couple of years. When we were coming back up the trail there was a guy off under the trees eating from a bowl.
We didn't think too much about it and i was coughing coming back up the hill and he started to mimic my cough. We kept walking but he came down behind us and said "you guys have something to say to me"? Then he threw his bowl at us and it splattered everywhere, including hitting the top of my foot.
Luckily it did not break the skin. I did dial 911 immediately and described the guy: probably in early 30's, beard, black backpack and orange bike. Dispatcher said she would notify the police and she went on to say there had been trouble lately with transients in the area.
I wish the police would put alerts as to where the trouble has been so we would avoid those areas. I have always felt safe walking around here but will definitely be carrying pepper spray from now on.