Jesus, that's disgusting. And people complain about the lack of trust in our society.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
~ Oscar Wilde
I'm pretty sure I'd chase them down and run them into a ditch/telephone pole/overpass stanchion. I'm so tired of hearing about things like this.
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
She should have chased, gotten a plate number, and called the cops en route. That is definitely worthy of jail time and public embarrassment.
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
― Muhammad Ali
Sounds kind of like the sort of thing the fringe anti-car activists would do, but Spokane is a very atypical place for that sort of crowd.
Whatever they're reason, the act was ridiculous. What would it be charged as? I think 4th degree assault is a possibility, as well as vandalism and disorderly conduct. Probably falls well short of a felony though, which is almost disappointing for the level of sheer spite demonstrated.
I think they should have to spend some time in the slammer. When they get out, the judge should put them on probation, one requirement of which will be to wear a cardboard sign around their chest that tells everyone what they did. Make them stand on a busy street corner during rush hour traffic...