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gitarzan 06-21-13 06:45 PM

Chilling Craigslist brag.
 
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/...community.html

Today on the Columbus Craigslist some posted a message bragging about hitting a cyclist.

Probably a troll but still make me want to kick the idiot in the jewels.

DX-MAN 06-21-13 06:51 PM

Columbus, OH, does NOT have the best rep for bike-friendly atmosphere; there was a VERY controversial hit & run there last year, IIRC. A leading local bike advocate was taken out by a drunk (I think), and the cyclist was left for dead IN THE STREET. (I HOPE I'm remembering the details correctly....)

OF COURSE, the idiot didn't respond to the media; too much like 'turning himself in'.

Better that than meeting up with the wrong friend/family member, though................

B. Carfree 06-21-13 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gitarzan (Post 15769515)
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/...community.html

Today on the Columbus Craigslist some posted a message bragging about hitting a cyclist.

Probably a troll but still make me want to kick the idiot in the jewels.

You're going to need good aim to hit this piece of work's jewels. They are likely close to nonexistent, and hopefully the incident is just as much not a part of the reality-based world.

Matariki 06-21-13 06:53 PM

The internet is an incredibly valuable thing in many ways, but one of the downsides is the cloak of real or perceived anonymity that allows morons to stir things up for their perverse pleasures. The author says he wants a "man to man". If so, please post your name, number, address ... or maybe just crawl back where you came from.

barnabyjames 07-05-13 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DX-MAN (Post 15769541)
Columbus, OH, does NOT have the best rep for bike-friendly atmosphere; there was a VERY controversial hit & run there last year, IIRC. A leading local bike advocate was taken out by a drunk (I think), and the cyclist was left for dead IN THE STREET. (I HOPE I'm remembering the details correctly....)

OF COURSE, the idiot didn't respond to the media; too much like 'turning himself in'.

Better that than meeting up with the wrong friend/family member, though................

Did they ever catch him?

Chris516 07-06-13 11:26 AM

It is incidents' like these, that are why, I 'take the lane'. Because I won't stand for some intolerant motorist wanting me out of their way, just so they can continue to be stupid.

Essex 07-06-13 11:35 AM

Sometimes there special divisions in police departments which look into & handle things like this. I would hope someone in the local community alerted cops in that division to have a look and cite this person.

mattheis 07-06-13 11:45 AM

unfortunately we have some horrible drivers here.

maxbigcat 07-07-13 02:16 AM

hope someone in the local community alerted cops in that division to have a look and cite this person.http://www.oksky.us/imiss/images/13.gif

GT4 07-07-13 11:43 PM

Sucks to know different areas treat cyclists differently. Here in SF, I've never had any bad encounters with drivers.

bikebreak 07-08-13 11:33 AM

Hmmm... somewhere there is a record of the IP the message was sent from.
Unless the poster was using anonymous IP forwarding, the IP can reveal his physical location, access provider, and possibly the computer/phone used.

I bet the NSA knows where the guy is!

howsteepisit 07-08-13 12:26 PM

I'll bet the NSA could not care less about a local traffic hit and run. Columbus police should be very interested though.

agent pombero 07-09-13 10:49 PM

The only reason the NSA didn't care was because whoever posted that message on Craigslist wasn't using Tor.

Hendricks97 07-10-13 08:07 AM

The police did not have any reports of any incidents that were similar to what the poster stated. There was also a later post claiming to be from the same guy that said he made it up. Columbus is actually getting much better in regards to bicycle awareness, through some very hard work of local advocacy groups and the Mayors office.


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