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Thu May 09, 2013 6:01 pm quote
Found this in the local paper today. After a somewhat similar incident on the CMI Sunday ride. I understand the frustration of the rider but I think staying above the fray as a rider is important
http://paloaltofreepress.com/vespa-rider-arrested-for-road-rage/
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Thu May 09, 2013 6:22 pm quote
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. Police arrested Little on suspicion of threatening the woman with serious bodily injury or death, a felony.
Waaaaaah? ???

Based on her account of the arguement and no physical contact?
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Thu May 09, 2013 6:24 pm quote
He verbally implied bodily harm
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Thu May 09, 2013 6:33 pm quote
Snapshot228 wrote:
He verbally implied bodily harm
Allegedly
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Thu May 09, 2013 6:42 pm quote
First that was one of the worst written articles I have seen in awhile. Second, Palo Alto police arrest and book people into jail based on accusations of another without any other evidence???? I am thinking the author of the article left something out (which wouldn't be hard to believe) or the Palo Alto police have been given exceptional powers of arrest. Which I doubt.

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Thu May 09, 2013 7:35 pm quote
I'm gonna second Sticky here. Pretty much on all counts. The story leaves a lot of questions and if it's how it's presented, pretty much anyone on a PTW vehicle could be arrested in Palo Alto based on unsubstantiated accusations.

That's not to say that there aren't plenty of asshole lunatics on PTWs out there (cause there are).

Weird world we live in...
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Thu May 09, 2013 7:40 pm quote
She was so concerned for her safety she stayed in close enough proximity to be taking photos of his license and be affected by his braking;behind him.



Too little info and the little there is doesn't make sense.
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Thu May 09, 2013 9:22 pm quote
YaYaDave wrote:
Snapshot228 wrote:
He verbally implied bodily harm
Allegedly
Yes of course allegedly.
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Thu May 09, 2013 9:27 pm quote
stickyfrog wrote:
First that was one of the worst written articles I have seen in awhile. Second, Palo Alto police arrest and book people into jail based on accusations of another without any other evidence???? I am thinking the author of the article left something out (which wouldn't be hard to believe) or the Palo Alto police have been given exceptional powers of arrest. Which I doubt.
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And never checked.. Sad.
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Fri May 10, 2013 6:06 am quote
When confronted by the police, the rider probably admitted that he threatened the woman based on her cutting him off. He should have told her to look out for PTW riders and left it at that.

I doubt that she did it intentionally. No need for rage type confrontations.
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Fri May 10, 2013 6:08 am quote
Yep there has got to be more to this story therefore impossible to make a judgement on it.
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Fri May 10, 2013 11:31 am quote
MikeyL wrote:
When confronted by the police, the rider probably admitted that he threatened the woman based on her cutting him off. He should have told her to look out for PTW riders and left it at that.

I doubt that she did it intentionally. No need for rage type confrontations.
Yep, it's that uncontrolled righteous indignation that will get you into trouble.

"No need for rage type confrontations."
Maybe he felt like he was going to die.

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Fri May 10, 2013 12:01 pm quote
Re: Is this a good idea
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Police said that the woman was driving her sedan south on the 800 block of Alma Street at 6 p.m. when she and Little, who was behind her, change lanes at the same time, cutting off Little.
Cutting off is normal. Changing into my lane, beside me, is normal. Left turns in front of me is normal. Maybe not often, but normal.

Hey!! I AM invisible. I expect people to drive into my space. They do not see me, so I must see them and avoid them.
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Fri May 10, 2013 12:15 pm quote
Interesting that the article now links back to MV and this thread specifically. We might see some trolls wandering in as a result...
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Fri May 10, 2013 12:53 pm quote
davidcha wrote:
Interesting that the article now links back to MV and this thread specifically. We might see some trolls wandering in as a result...
Great.
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Fri May 10, 2013 1:17 pm quote
When this same situation happened to me, between me and another car, that car driver, who did the same thing, was not arrested and I was told all I could do was file a complaint.

Perhaps the woman had a dash cam? Moving pictures could be more revealing.
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Fri May 10, 2013 1:20 pm quote
is this the troll
http://paloaltofreepress.com/author/chadb/


Side note going to jail is never a good thing that stuff will hurt you the rest of you life.. use your heads people.
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Fri May 10, 2013 1:32 pm quote
Re: is this the troll
175mws wrote:
http://paloaltofreepress.com/author/chadb/


Side note going to jail is never a good thing that stuff will hurt you the rest of you life.. use your heads people.
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