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Bikers Rage Against SUV Driver in New York

 

Road Revenge Warriors

(VIDEO)

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

It was an ugly day for mob rule in the Big Apple.

The road rage started when motorcyclist Christopher Cruz allegedly caused an accident with Alexian Lien when he cut off the SUV driver on Sunday in New York.

Lien, who was driving his wife and their 2-year-old, stopped– but fled when a group of bikers began to damage his Range Rover — and Lien plowed into rider Edwin Mieses, who’s been left paralyzed, his mother says.

Cops have arrested two of the bikers who they say sparked a hell-on-wheels ordeal in upper Manhattan that ended with a mob beating and slashing of the man in front of his wife and 2-year-old. 

The bikers left the pummeled 33-year-old man bleeding on the ground before police arrived.

As Christopher Cruz, 28, was awaiting arraignment on charges stemming from the attack on Alexian Lien, police
arrested a second motorcyclist, Allen Edwards, 42, of Queens.

Cruz was riding with a swarm of motorcyclists when he swerved in front of Lien’s Range Rover on the Henry Hudson Parkway and stopped short, causing Lien to bump the biker’s back tire, police said.

The viral 7-minute video taken by one of the sport-bikers’ helmet cam taking part in the wild ride shows the group of 30 motorcyclists then stopping and surrounding the SUV.  They attacked the door and tires, cops say, and Lien peeled away, seriously injuring one of the bikers.

Cruz was charged with menacing, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.  Edwards surrendered after police released a photo of him.  He was charged Tuesday night with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and menacing, police said.

Sources said Edwards was the biker shown in an online video pounding on the rear window of Lien’s Range Rover while another brute bashed in the driver’s-side window using his helmet.  Cops were still searching for other motorcyclists who dragged Lien out of the SUV and beat and slashed him.  He received stitches for his wounds and was released.

Lien was not charged, angering relatives of biker Edwin Mieses, 32, of Lawrence, Mass., who had both legs broken when Lien ran him over trying escape the pack.

“You have to look at the totality of the circumstances and that’s what we’re doing,” said NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, noting that Lien fled the attacking bikers in fear for his and his family’s safety.

Mieses’ mother, Yolando Santiago, said her son is “trying to hang on for dear life.”  Mieses’ wife, Dayana Mieses, said her husband is in a medically induced coma at St. Luke’s Hospital.  “This man needs to know he hurt someone,” she said of Lien.  “They’re making the riders out to be bad people.  They’re not.”

The bikers were taking part in a ride loosely organized by a group called Hollywood Stuntz.  Police arrested 15 bikers Sunday for incidents unrelated to the mob attack. 

“We had over 200 calls just on Sunday about this particular group operating in a reckless manner,” Commissioner Kelly said.

(Via YouTube/Google News)

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Humboldt County looks fairly tame, comparatively speaking.

 

 

 

 

 

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