Sunday, August 05, 2007

My Altercation....

Today at around 10:25am (2nd Street and PCH in Long Beach), on my way to Trader Joes I was assaulted by a driver. No joke. I was coming to an intersection when a large white truck passes me with inches to spare, even though I'm right in the middle of the lane. I tap on the glass and yell at him that he passed to close. Next thing I know he opens the door and pushes me. I wasn't expecting it and was pretty stunned by the whole thing. I get his license plate but in all the mess I screw it up somehow, because when the police arrive they can't find the plate. Damn.

I'm still a bit flustered and just thinking about it still makes my blood boil. I'm not quite sure what to think. I suppose I could have handled it better, but it was just one of those days.

Not sure the chances of someone reading this would have seen it, but email me if you did.

The vehicle was a white truck, with a license plate 5?YA101. The driver was a white male, mid 30's, pony tail, about 6 foot 2, stubble and a big asshole.

The incident occured around 10:25am on 2nd Street (just after the bridge) at the intersection of 2nd and PCH.

6 comments:

db said...

Wow, that sucks. Glad you're OK, and I'm guessing that it won't be too long before that a-hole gets nabbed for some other transgression.

cycle_moe said...

See our "Armed and Dangerous" Post at Bikecommuters.com. It looks like I'm not the only one that carries pepper spray or some other type of personal defense artifact.

Anonymous said...

If there are traffic cameras on any of those streets, maybe you could access the photo log for that date and ID the truck that way. I don't know if it is the police department (or another dept.) that would allow you access to this.

RussRoca said...

anon...hmm...never thought about the traffic camera...i'll have to check that intersection...

Tim Broyer said...

Carry a cheap point and shoot. Take his picture and run!

Henry said...

Like Moe said, I also carry a pepper spray... though inconsistently... Now I have to make sure I have it everyday.