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    Crazy night going home

    Bah had a crazy experiance tonight. Right after leaving my girlfriend's house at around midnight. I start riding home, not even a block from her house i start getting yelled at by these kids in a blazer. I'm no stranger to get yelled at, i don't mind it, well i do but it doesnt get in the way of riding.

    After the blazer follows me for a good mile yelling stuff at me they take it to the next level. Rocks! So they start to throw rocks at me, now that kinda is crossing the line. Not kinda crossing the line it is crossing the line. So the first side street i see, i take and try to take a longer route getting away from them. Thinking i lost them the blazer flys by me and flips a u-turn speeds straight at me head on, i jump on the sidewalk (Hurting my precious rims by jumping on the curb) they pass me, flip another turn. Come back and nail me with a bag filled with something. Ouch.

    I call the cops right there, trying to look for a plate number... F*** no plate on their stupid blazer. I think they see me on the phone and take off. Or just got their pleasure from beating me down : (. I shut off my lights and try to follow i get a good half mile before the dispatch tells me to stop following them and wait for the police. Cops arrive take info and go looking. I ride home and i'm jacked up, leg hurts from beating i gave it from ride and being hit, but i'm pumped up on adrenaline so i can't sleep. Figure why not jump in my car and go look around.

    I head down to where it happened looking around no luck. Hmmm maybe where they started to follow me and i see them, wtf a stroke of luck for me?! call the cops tell them where they are they come and ask if i want to press charges. Hell yes i do, Damn kids. And my justice for today is served i can now go to sleep!! Early ride for class in the morning haha.

    Had to get it off my chest.
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    That's crazy! Good job finding them in the end.

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    Glad it turned out ok and you lived to tell the tale. Hopefully their insurance company will drop them like a bag of dirt after you make a claim for the rims (are you sure there isn't hidden frame damage )

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    Nice! I'm so glad you got those punks! Freakin' Awesome.

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    *** an attorney that specializes in Cycling cases, and get those punks prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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    wow, glad they caught em.

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    WTF, these guys actually had the foresight to load up the car w/ rocks before chasing you down and throwing stuff at you? They're too stupid to be out in public and need to be sent to prison forever. Glad you're safe. Now prosecute w/ extreme prejudice.
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    What ******! Glad you were able to track them down. Hope they get what they deserve from the justice system!

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    I'll be interested to hear how this comes out in court. Please do post.

    I think I would have called the cops a lot earlier in the incident than you did, but I wasn't there, so no second-guessing.
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    You just fulfilled many a decent person's desire. Catching the bad guy. Kudos to you. Maybe I should get a mobile phone.

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    Satisfaction ... a rare case of it.

    Good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
    I'll be interested to hear how this comes out in court. Please do post.

    I think I would have called the cops a lot earlier in the incident than you did, but I wasn't there, so no second-guessing.
    After a night of thinking it over i realized i should have. I could tell from the start these kids were trouble. Oh well, i keep replaying it back thinking of what i should have done. But overall just need to forget about it.

    After riding this morning i realized my back rim is slightly out of true from jumping onto the curb i'm guessing and my cranks are making noises now (maybe hit the crank while jumping up it) I don't know. I'm leaving now to try to find where they threw the bottle take pictures of where it happened and all that, then call the non emergency police # to see if they did cite them or if anything happened. I do want to tell them that there was damage done to my bike.
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    I got two things to say about that; Hoo and Ray!
    Well done.

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    Get a lawyer. Sue them for the damage to your rims plus all the sleep you lost plus your lawyers fees plus some extra for lunch money.

    You could probably find a lawyer to do it for free (that is, they take a piece of the settlement).
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    You are very lucky that you got away unscathed. It could have been much worse if they were only a little bit more on the evil side.
    Please prosecute. I know I would if the cops had found the guy that did this:

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    Are you in New Orleans? I only ask because you had to go find the perps yourself!

    Way to go man. Hang 'em if you can!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crawdaddio View Post
    You are very lucky that you got away unscathed. It could have been much worse if they were only a little bit more on the evil side.
    Please prosecute. I know I would if the cops had found the guy that did this:

    Ever have to clean blood off of your bike?(many photos)
    That's what i keep thinking. It could have been much worse. I was on a sidestreet with no cars so i could have very well been hit and have been there for the night.




    Quote Originally Posted by Tabor View Post
    Get a lawyer. Sue them for the damage to your rims plus all the sleep you lost plus your lawyers fees plus some extra for lunch money.

    You could probably find a lawyer to do it for free (that is, they take a piece of the settlement).
    I know i got like an hour of sleep last night and it's damn finals week. I'm all jacked up haha. I want to call a lawyer but i'm not sure i don't really know who did it. I know it was a bunch of kids and i know for sure that was the vehicle but who threw the things and who was driving? couldn't tell ya i was trying to get away. That's the part i'm not sure about not knowing who the exact person who was driving. Do you think a case could be made? or should i wait it out and see if the police report says anything?

    I live in pueblo so i'm not sure there are any cycling lawyers here. I might give a lawyer a call and see what he says if i can think of what to say.
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    Would be nice to get the local media involved.
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    Damn, what a turn of events! Luckily those idiots were stupid enough to return to the scene of the crime. Those little *******s need to pay for what they did.

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    Little do they know that they set themselves up for a case of Assault. Well done tracking them down

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealNicola View Post
    T I want to call a lawyer but i'm not sure i don't really know who did it.
    The only reason why you would get a lawyer would be if you were going to bring a civil suit, and there's no point in doing that unless/until you know what's going to happen with the criminal proceedings. As the victim in a criminal proceeding, you don't get a lawyer; the case is prosecuted by the state.
    You have the right to your own opinion. You don't have the right to your own facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
    The only reason why you would get a lawyer would be if you were going to bring a civil suit, and there's no point in doing that unless/until you know what's going to happen with the criminal proceedings. As the victim in a criminal proceeding, you don't get a lawyer; the case is prosecuted by the state.
    Okay cool that makes sense, i've never had a run in with courts so i'm completely lost when it comes to this stuff. My work offers a free consulation with some kinda prosecutor so i'll give that a call tommorow and see if they say anything.
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    Glad you are ok and well done for catching them, keep us posted.

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    There's probably no money in it for a civil suit, since nobody was injured enough to get medical treatment. So, your chances of retaining an attorney for a civil case are very low, unless you want to pay their fees yourself in advance.

    Just follow up with the criminal case, if there is one.

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    Hang 'em high.
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