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Bicyclist Says He Was Nearly Hit by Flying Jar of Mayonnaise in Fort Greene

By Janet Upadhye | July 1, 2013 9:49am
 A cyclist says he was nearly hit by a jar of mayonnaise thrown at him from a top floor at University Towers on Ashland Place in Fort Greene.
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FORT GREENE — Snacks thrown in this food fight could cause some serious harm.

Brooklyn cyclist Stephen Arthur said he was biking home late Friday night when a full 9-ounce bottle of Hellmann's mayonnaise flew past his face.

He escaped unscathed but upon further inspection found that the food attack wasn't limited to mayonnaise, according to the avid cyclist.

"I noticed a box of spaghetti splattered on the ground, and then a honey mustard bottle splattered on the sidewalk, a Kraft ranch dressing bottle on the ground, which was splattered on a parked car, other food splattered on the hood of another parked car, more food splattered on the roof of another car, and a bottle of Welch's jelly splattered on the road," he said.

Arthur said he reported the incident to police, who told him there was little they could do.

"When the police arrived, they said since I did not see anyone throw objects, and I was not injured, there was nothing they could do," Arthur told DNAinfo New York.

Police confirmed reports of someone throwing objects off the building from an unknown floor, according to Gothamist, which first reported the incident.

Arthur is no stranger to flying objects while biking. In August 2011 he was riding down Navy Street when a group of teenagers threw a brick at him from an overhead pedestrian bridge.

He had to get six stitches on the right side of his face and three inside his mouth.