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    longhaulwannabe Rodjs's Avatar
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    Whats the world coming to?

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. - New Castle police said a road rage incident escalated to violence Wednesday when a driver actually bit off another man's ear.

    Jefferey Guffey said he was riding his bike and stopped to talk to two kids on the side of the road when Curtis "Alan" Cross sped by in his SUV.

    Guffey said he told Cross to slow down. But he said Cross pulled his SUV in front of him and put it in reverse.

    "(Cross) encountered a bicycle that he found frustrating to get around,” said Detective Ross Frame with New Castle Police Department.

    Police said both men exchanged hand gestures. Guffey said Cross then got out of his car and started yelling at him.

    "Jumped out and said, 'What did you say?', and I said, 'You need to watch where you are going, there's kids here',” said Guffey.

    Guffey said Cross, a man he had never met before, then started attacking him.

    "He come bum-rushing me and grabbed me like this, and started taking chunks out of my ear and spitting them at me,” he said.

    Police recovered some of the pieces of Guffey's ear at the scene, but doctors were unable to re-attach the ear.

    Guffey said if he could do it all over again, he would still call out Cross.

    "When it comes to kids, I'll get involved,” he said.

    The prosecutor’s office charged Cross with battery. He told investigators he bit Guffey because he thought Guffey was going to bite him on the neck.

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    This is story has been posted here

    Driver bites off cyclist's ear

    Good question as to where this world is coming to... My judgment is nowhere good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodjs View Post
    He told investigators he bit Guffey because he thought Guffey was going to bite him on the neck.
    Someone's been watching too many vampire movies.

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    Whats the world coming to?
    Easy. It's coming down to folks who don't examine the forums prior to duplicating an old post

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Easy. It's coming down to folks who don't examine the forums prior to duplicating an old post

    -Kurt
    Excuse me dude, I dont read up on stories already posted, I heard this was a recent news story and posted, big deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodjs View Post
    Excuse me dude, I dont read up on stories already posted, I heard this was a recent news story and posted, big deal!
    It is common courtesy to check a forum to make sure that the topic being started is not something that has not already been re-hashed before.

    Take, for instance, that group ride that was hit head on in Mexico - I believe four different threads on the same exact topic popped up following the incident. Which one should one post in? Why the need for four?

    -Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    It is common courtesy to check a forum to make sure that the topic being started is not something that has not already been re-hashed before.

    Take, for instance, that group ride that was hit head on in Mexico - I believe four different threads on the same exact topic popped up following the incident. Which one should one post in? Why the need for four?

    -Kurt
    Oh, there were waaaaaay more threads than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Oh, there were waaaaaay more threads than that.
    Over the whole of Bike Forums, yes. In Advocacy & Safety, four.

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    Both men exchanged hand gestures? It could have stopped there IMO. People should realize that we are all human and it doesn't take much to piss us off when we are having a bad day. Cross was completely out of line with what he did, but Guffey is responsible for some of the blame. He was standing up for the kids for their safety - then he makes a 'hand gesture' in front of them? What a guy!

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