[*BCM*] Drunken Somerville bicyclist fights cars in Cambridge

Ian Thistle idiotkid at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 16:31:53 EDT 2009

This guy is giving drunks a bad name, though.  He's ruining it for the rest
of us...

On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 4:29 PM, Rob Arnold <rsarnold at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think it's interesting how quick we are to say, "That person's giving
> cyclists a bad name." When drivers act like douchebags, nobody says, "Hey,
> that guy's giving car drivers a bad name." They just say, "Man, what a
> douchebag." I think we cyclists should do the same.
> Man, that guy is a drunken douchebag. Good thing he was only riding a bike.
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Gondaba <gondaba at gondaba.com> wrote:
>> giving local cyclists a good name...
>> http://www.wickedlocal.com/cambridge/homepage/x1307075856/Drunken-Somerville-bicyclist-fights-cars-in-Cambridge
>> Cambridge police arrested a drunken Somerville man after he allegedly rode
>> through the streets near MIT, kicking cars and smashing the window of one
>> car with his bike.
>> Police said a bystander confronted the car-bashing bicyclist and he
>> allegedly punched the bystander.
>> REDACTED was arrested at Mass.
>> Ave. and Osborn Street and charged with malicious destruction of property
>> over $250 and assault and battery.
>> Police responded to a 911 call at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and
>> Albany Street just after 11 p.m. July 30 and found REDACTED fighting in the
>> middle of Osborn Street with a 32-year-old Quincy man.
>> The Quincy man reported he was standing outside the Paradise bar when two
>> of his friends pointed to REDACTED and reported he had just smashed the window
>> of a parked car they were sitting inside. That’s when he allegedly noticed
>> REDACTED kicking several other cars on the street and chased after REDACTED on
>> Albany Street to Osborn Street.
>> When the Quincy man asked REDACTED why he smashed the car window, REDACTED
>> allegedly threatened him and told him he was going to “kick his a—,”
>> according to police reports.
>> REDACTED, who police said smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet,
>> also allegedly punched the Quincy man in the face and the Quincy man held
>> REDACTED until police arrived, according to reports.
>> The Quincy man’s two friends told police they were sitting in the front
>> seat of the car when they noticed REDACTED stop his yellow bicycle next to the
>> car.
>> REDACTED allegedly leaned on the motor vehicle and began to bang on the
>> front of the car. When one friend asked REDACTED to stop, REDACTED allegedly
>> began yelling and swearing at the two men and punched the passenger’s
>> window.
>> The hit did not break the window, but then REDACTED allegedly picked up his
>> bicycle and smashed it against the window, shattering the glass and denting
>> and scratching the passenger’s side door and back of the car, according to
>> police reports.
>> The two men ran to find their friend, report the damage to the car’s owner
>> — a 64-year-old Malden man — and called 911 to report the incident to
>> police.
>> REDACTED told police the men attacked him and he wanted to leave. Police
>> said REDACTED refused to answer any questions. Police seized REDACTED’s bike as
>> evidence.
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