FLATIRON — A road-raging cyclist hit a car with his bike and then struck the driver in the face with his bike lock before speeding off, NYPD said.
The cyclist cut off a Subaru at the corner of West 24th Street and Fifth Avenue about 5:40 p.m. on Monday, sparking a heated argument, police said.
The dispute turned violent when the cyclists slammed his bike into the car and smacked the 54-year-old driver in the face with his bike lock, police said.
The suspect then fled east on 23rd Street on a blue bicycle while sporting a black messenger bag, police said.
The victim was taken to Staten Island University North Hospital, where he had to get stitches, according to police.
The cyclist is described as standing 5-foot-5 and weighing 160 pounds, police said. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, light colored shorts, black stockings and black shoes.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or submit tips online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.