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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Man threatens bikers, gets hit with car

I won't say that this guy deserved this....however, I will say that how did this guy let this happen? How do you get run over by your own car (especially if no one was driving)? Some people shouldn't be driving--car or motorcycle...

Man threatens bikers, gets hit with car

An alleged drunken motorist who brandished a pool cue while driving at a group of motorcyclists was hit by his own car after he attempted to approach the bikers on foot, authorities said.

Richard Brooks, 50, of Concord, was pulled to safety by the motorcyclists after his car — which he left in reverse — knocked him into the highway on Thursday, said Officer Scott Yox of the California Highway Patrol.

Brooks, who was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence, told authorities he was offended by skeletons some of the riders wore on their leather Harley-Davidson jackets and what he perceived as their attempts to appear tough.

"It was his impression that they thought they were better than him," Yox said. "They were irritating to him and he felt he needed to do something about it."

Yox said authorities had no evidence the riders instigated the incident. "Instead of mocking him for going after them, they perhaps set their own safety aside to reach over and rescue him from a position of danger," he said.

Brooks, who was treated at a hospital for cuts and scrapes, remained jailed Friday in lieu of $30,000 bail.


Giest said...

if you won't, i will...he deserved it. ;)

The Snark said...

I couldn't stop laughing. I wonder what he would make of my Icon Mainframe helmet with the skulls all over it.

ellopez said...

wow, karma does live and the phrase "My karma just ran over your dogma" never rang more true...
thanks for sharing RW.


Lucky said...

Man - talk about poetic justice! Never would I wish harm on somebody, but in this case I just couldn't stop laughing ;-)

Thanks for sharing this, Christine.