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Driver Parked in Bike Lane Calls Cyclist 'B—ch' for Biking Around Him: NYPD

By Maya Rajamani | August 16, 2017 5:35pm
 The bike lane on West 20th Street, between Ninth and 10th avenues.
The bike lane on West 20th Street, between Ninth and 10th avenues.
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CHELSEA — A driver parked in a bike lane sped after a cyclist, got out of his car and called her a "f---ing b--ch" after she maneuvered around his vehicle, the NYPD said.

The 35-year-old woman was biking along West 20th Street, between Ninth and 10th avenues, around 12:15 a.m. on Aug. 8 when she cycled around a dark-gray car parked in the bike lane, police said.

After she passed the car, the man in the vehicle revved his engine, drove past her, got out of his car, walked toward her and unleashed his tirade, the NYPD said.

“F---ing b--ch!” the man shouted at some point during the encounter, according to police.

The man drove off soon after, but the woman managed to get his license plate number, the NYPD said.

He hadn’t been arrested as of Wednesday.

Other recent notable incidents in the 10th Precinct include:

► A 19-year-old man claiming to be a gang member was arrested after a police officer spotted him inside Hudson Boulevard Park, between West 33rd and 36th streets from 10th and 11th avenues, after it had closed to the public around midnight Sunday, the NYPD said. The officer discovered the man had three active warrants and was carrying another person’s New York State ID card. “I found that. My boy told me to keep it,” the man said of the ID. The man also told the officer he was a member of the Bloods gang.

► A man who was upset with a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises employee started yelling at another 26-year-old worker on the pier at West 43rd Street, near 12th Avenue, around 1:35 p.m. Saturday, the NYPD said. At some point during the incident, the man tried to punch the worker, but missed. “You’re ruining my life,” the man told her, according to police. The man hadn’t been arrested as of Wednesday, and Circle Line didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

► A 23-year-old man was arrested after he punched 22-year-old man in the face inside the Highline Ballroom, at 431 W. 16th St. between Ninth and 10th avenues, around 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, police said. The 22-year-old suffered a swollen cheek and a cut over his right eye that required stitches. The Highline Ballroom didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

► A 26-year-old woman was arrested after she punched a female livery cab driver in the shoulder near the southeast corner of West 18th Street and 10th Avenue around 2:05 a.m. on Sunday, the NYPD said. The driver was left with a right shoulder injury.

► A police officer arrested a 34-year-old man after spotting him smoking pot in front of an Elliott-Chelsea Houses building at 446 W. 26th St., near 10th Avenue, around 5:02 p.m. on Sunday, the NYPD said. When the officer approached the man, he dropped his joint on the ground underneath a bench.