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Alleged Bethesda Bike Assaulter Apologizes, Appears to Lose Job

“I am sick with remorse for the pain and fear I caused."

Anthony Brennan III, the Kensington man accused by police of assaulting three teenagers on the Capital Crescent Trail, has issued a statement through his attorneys, Andrew Jezic and David Moyse:

Anthony Brennan recognizes that his outrageous behavior toward the young adult victims on the Crescent Trail was unacceptable and wrong.

The outrage felt in our community and across our country is completely justified.

Unfortunately, several innocent people were also victimized by having been erroneously identified online, and their reputations were tarnished.

Mr. Brennan understands that his apology will not be enough to right his wrongs:

“I am sick with remorse for the pain and fear I caused the victims on the trail, and online.  I am cooperating fully with authorities.  I am committed to making amends by addressing, through counseling, the underlying issues that led to my abhorrent behavior.

I am dedicated to working with the Montgomery County State Attorney’s Office to provide peace to our community and justice to the victims in the video, as well as to all victims of racism and police brutality.”

Meanwhile, Brennan appears to have been fired by his employer in the wake of the arrest. A LinkedIn profile shows up in a Google search listing Tony Brennan as executive VP of a company called MadeToOrder, which makes branded promotional merchandise (the actual LinkedIn profile has been deleted.

Last night, MadeToOrder tweeted a statement saying that it had terminated an unspecified employee who “engaged in disturbing, wrongful, and completely unacceptable behavior directed towards peaceful demonstrators.”

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Rob Brunner grew up in DC and moved back in 2017 to join Washingtonian. Previously, he was an editor and writer at Fast Company and other publications. He lives with his family in Chevy Chase DC.