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Old 10-21-11, 12:57 PM   #1
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/!\ Cyclist Shot in Face /!\

I know this won't affect many of you in other countries, but I thought I would share it as it shows that we here in the UK have our own share of mindless thugs.

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...with_catapult/

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Cyclist hit in the face by thug with catapult

A CYCLIST is lucky to be alive after a sick attacker shot him in the face with a ball bearing fired from a catapult.

The 21-year-old man was cycling along a road in daylight when a man got out of a pick-up truck to take a shot at him.

The traumatised victim suffered a cut and bruises to his face and had to be taken to hospital after being helped at the scene by a couple walking a dog.

Police are seeking witnesses to the unprovoked attack.

They said the Bournemouth man was cycling on a black BMX-style bike at around 2.30pm on Wednesday when the incident happened at the junction of Pig Shoot Lane and Hurn Court Lane at Hurn.

PC Steve Donaldson of Christchurch police said: “This was an unprovoked attack.

“The offender, a white man, was the passenger in a silver or similar coloured pickup-style truck. He got out of the vehicle to shoot at the cyclist.

“He was wearing a dark blue or black hooded top with a yellow square motif upon it.

“After the incident, the victim was helped by a couple walking a dog. I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this assault, and anyone who has any information about the man responsible, to contact me as soon as possible.

“All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 19:306, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.
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Old 10-21-11, 01:04 PM   #2
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I take it a catapult is what we Yanks call a slingshot. That's just sick.
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White van man strikes again... how'd he get all the way over there from China so fast?
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I take it a catapult is what we Yanks call a slingshot. That's just sick.
Just so.
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White van man strikes again... how'd he get all the way over there from China so fast?
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White van? He didn't happen to be selling a set of "high-end" speakers, did he?
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Pig Shoot Lane? A catapult? Ok...
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Pig Shoot Lane? A catapult? Ok...
Just in case you think someone is taking the mick - this is a TRUE story.

Dorset Police: Witness appeal after man assaulted in Christchurch

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Wait... so is this what we call a slingshot, or did this poor dude just get shot with a freakin' catapult/mangonel/trebuchet? Either way, that seriously sucks. A good slingshot can get some pretty serious fps on it; plenty to mess up a cyclist pretty badly (as we can see).
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Yes - Catapult = Slingshot

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People hunt rabbits and similar size game, even coyotes, using slingshots. The guy could have had the same results shooting at him with a firearm. Anyone not realizing the impact of their actions should not be allowed to operate a deadly tool on the roads.
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By the sounds of it HE (bloke that got out of the pick-up) was the ^Deadly Tool^.
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People hunt rabbits and similar size game, even coyotes, using slingshots. The guy could have had the same results shooting at him with a firearm. Anyone not realizing the impact of their actions should not be allowed to operate a deadly tool on the roads.
In the video the guy said that a friend of his takes down deer.
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