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Old 06-25-08, 02:35 PM   #1
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"I'll run you over mate"

You're no mate of mine!

Cycling after work, on the last leg back for coffee a Maroon Sedan me off pulling out of a side road. I have the right of way, he sees me but he pulls out anyway. I raise my hand (palm up) to say WTF. He jams on the brakes so I speed up to catch him... he takes off. The jams on the brakes again.... trying to get me to run into the back of his car. I catch him up and he stops.

I cycle up to the side of his car ready to give him an earful and he says (this is an exact quote), "I'll run you over, mate"

I was blown away. If you run someone over there's a very good chance you'll kill them... he's threatening to kill someone... me.

"Are you threatening me?" I asked

An emphatic "Yes I am!"

I was about to suggest he repeat that threat at the police station when, like a true coward, he sped off.

I got his number and I've written a report for the police. This is a small place. I've seen him around in the cafés and pubs...

I'll find him.

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Old 06-25-08, 02:36 PM   #2
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Clue us in- Which hemisphere of the world did this happen in?
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wow man.. I wouldn't have taken that nearly as lightly as you.

I subscribed to this thread.
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Old 06-25-08, 03:05 PM   #4
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This from a previous post by OP: "I live in a developing country (pop. <1M) where there are not a lot of cyclists... "
Be careful, where-ever you are.
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Old 06-25-08, 03:13 PM   #5
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Well then, let's throw another shrimp on the barbie.
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Clue us in- Which hemisphere of the world did this happen in?
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wow man.. I wouldn't have taken that nearly as lightly as you.
I didn't have time to react, which is probably just as well for me... I have a short fuse, he raced off before I had a chance to issue a preemptive smack in the gob... in self defense.

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Well then, let's throw another shrimp on the barbie.
3,000km off.

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I didn't have time to react, which is probably just as well for me... I have a short fuse, he raced off before I had a chance to issue a preemptive smack on the gob... in self defense.
Preemptive smack, in self-defense? LOVE IT!

reminds me of the old Andy Capp cartoon -- the bobbie was writing a drunk Andy up for knocking out a drinking buddy, repeating what Andy had told him:

"I-thought-he-was-going-to-hit-me-so-I-hit-him-back-first. Right, do I have that now?"

If you lived around me, i'd kick his @$$ for you!
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Preemptive smack, in self-defense? LOVE IT!

reminds me of the old Andy Capp cartoon -- the bobbie was writing a drunk Andy up for knocking out a drinking buddy, repeating what Andy had told him:

"I-thought-he-was-going-to-hit-me-so-I-hit-him-back-first. Right, do I have that now?"

If you lived around me, i'd kick his @$$ for you!
Andy's one of my heros... do unto others before they do it unto you

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Old 06-25-08, 10:54 PM   #9
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"You're not my mate, buddy!"
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what a ******, you should have spit in through his window
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"You're not my mate, buddy!"
Your're not my Buddy, friend!
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If you local police won't take action, as I suspect they won't, then it is up to you. A clear message has been sent to you. If the polilce won't take action, and since you see him around town ( and he likely sees you), then you should take action and eliminate his car. Fire works well.
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You're not my friend, guy!
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you not my friend pal
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