A woman who was bashed with a bike D-lock by a cyclist is angry at the “slap on the wrist” sentence handed down to her attacker.
Caroline Courtney, 50, fought back tears yesterday as she recalled the attack, during which she thought she was going to die.
Courtney left Christchurch to start a new life in the Bay of Plenty after the incident on December 27 last year.
She said she still suffered from headaches, and impaired hearing and vision from the attack but felt she was moving on. But she was angry her attacker was sentenced to four months home detention and ordered to pay reparation totalling $4300. [Stuff]
Fucking typical. Everyone knows the New Zealand legal system is firmly in the pocket of Big Bicycle. Probably just slipped the judge a twenty and hit the lady in the face again on the way out. Four months home detention? Jesus Christ you get more than that for stealing a candy bar.
PS. This lady does deserve it a little bit though, right? I mean bicyclists are literally the biggest pussies in the world. If you lose a fight to a bicyclist you at least SORT OF had it coming.