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Passenger of SUV blocking bike lane throws liquid on cyclists

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"I stopped in front of the vehicle to take a picture of the lady blocking the bike lane. I noticed afterwards that the that I caught the attacker in the picture. He is to the right of the car in the blue jacket. This was right out of OTC on Clinton, about 200 ft from the station. He got in my face about taking pictures of his girl's car. I told her that she was in the bike lane. He continued to escalate, and here are some pictures of him.After a few choice words, they drove out of the bike lane and proceeded down the road. The light at madison was red and as I got to that light, this guy was waiting there and threw what I hope was orange juice all over me. At this point, I ran after him and he ran back into this car. I stood in front of the car to try and hold them there until someone could come on the scene, and the woman started driving, trying to run me over. I got hit by their car and went rolling, and had some road rash on my knee and I tore my jacket. Here is the video of the fluid being thrown on me. The video was taken by another rider, who told me that she has a helmet cam because she had been chased down the road previously. I made a police report and a detective reached out to me about 2 weeks later. I gave him all of this and they still do not know who this was or who the woman was. "

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With clear photos of the driver, the attacker, and the danged license plate, how do they not know who these people are?

OK, let me try this again. With clear photos of the driver, the attacker, and the danged license plate, how do they not know who these people are, here in these photographs, of them and this car, in this discussion, on this message board, about this particular scenario, which occurred in this city, and if any of these phrases were racist, it was not intended, and I apologize from the bottom on my extremely confused but nonetheless chastened heart.

Oh, I think I get it now. My God, I'm sorry, that was poor wording. What I meant was, in comparison to a similar incident that happened to me once, except all I could show to the police officer was a couple of blurry 1 megapixel images of a partial license plate and a vague humanoid form, and I was told that it wasn't enough and nothing could be done. Now with technological progress you can apparently show the police clearly identifiable licence plates and faces belonging to alleged offenders, and... still nothing can be done, apparently. It's really frustrating. If the police still don't know anything, if they admitted it's because they honestly haven't had time to check yet, what with all the other crimes occurring and all, I could understand that, but the way the OP wrote it, it sounds like just being brushed off despite perfectly good evidence. Or, if it's actually quite bad evidence, can we at least know why, and what we need to do to gather better evidence in the future, God forbid?

Amen, the CPD needs to step up their game.

You're lucky that they weren't packing heat!

Wow.  "These people" and assuming "packing heat."  I see that our indignation over disparate treatment as cyclists doesn't extend to, say, race.

Race isn't in it. i fear the same from ANYONE who acted so and yes, i've had a pistol brandished at me by a driver. This country is gun-crazy.


Did I say something racist?


Yes, to both of you.



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