[Associated Press] A 45-year-old Stratford woman is accused of beating a bicyclist with a baseball bat in Bridgeport. Andrea Brown was arrested Saturday on charges including assault.
The Connecticut Post reports that Brown and 28-year-old Angel Ramos of Bridgeport began arguing in a Bridgeport parking lot after her car and his bicycle nearly collided. Police say a witness told Brown that Ramos had thrown a rock at her car. They say she followed him to a gas station, where he dropped the bike and began running.
They say she ran over the bicycle, then caught Ramos and began hitting him with the bat. He was treated for bruises at a local hospital.
I guess I should start out by saying, for what feels like the thousandth time, that I do not and will never support violence against bicyclists. Violence is their game, and we do not stoop to the level of these spandex-clad savages. We are better than that. We have to be better than that.
But that said, if you pick up a rock and hurl it at somebody’s car, you really can’t be too fucking shocked when the come back at you, can you? I’m not saying that people should be free to run around beating bicyclists with bats, but in this specific circumstance it kind of seems like you had it entirely within your power to prevent this from happening to you, dude. Yeah, yeah, this lady is going to face her punishment and she probably deserves it, but if you think I have one single ounce of sympathy for this rock-hurling pedalfucker, you are sadly mistaken.
You know what’s fun to think about? At what point do you think the dude realized he fucked up? Was it when she turned her car to come after him? Was it when she ran the fuck over his bike? Was it when he saw the baseball bat? Somewhere along the line he realized he fucked with the wrong person, and I wish I could pinpoint that moment. I want that moment frozen in time forever. I want it bottled. I want to be able to crack open a refreshing can of dipshit bicyclist justice anytime I need a little pick-me-up. Because I just cannot think of a moment where justice was served more swiftly and more deservedly than in this story.Follow @footstepsfaIco