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Cyclist dumps bike on car

CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Mr Woo posted video footage of this cyclist dumping a bike onto his car's bonnet on citizen journalism website Stomp on Tuesday.


    Oct 23, 2014

    Cyclist dumps bike on car

    HE WAS driving home with his wife along Selegie Road when he realised that the taxi ahead of him was moving slowly and hogging the road.

    So Mr Woo honked at him.

    But a cyclist who was just ahead thought he was honking at him instead and became enraged.

    Mr Woo said the cyclist "jammed on his brakes" repeatedly.

    "When he did that, I also had to do the same. He's on a bike, I'm in a car. If I hit him even slightly, it would be dangerous for him," said Mr Woo, who wanted to reveal only his surname and declined to reveal his occupation, saying he was afraid of reprisals.

    "It looked like he was challenging me to hit him."

    After a while, the cyclist suddenly stopped and got off from his bicycle.

    What he did next gave Mr Woo a big shock: He lifted his bicycle and dumped it onto the car's bonnet.

    Mr Woo, 47, told The New Paper on Tuesday: "I was so shocked when he did that. In these sorts of incidents, you would usually try to talk to the other party to find out what's going on first. But he became violent without even giving us a chance to react."

    According to Mr Woo, he had honked only once and, even then, had merely tapped on his horn, not blasted it.

    The incident, which happened on Friday at about 9.50pm, was caught on Mr Woo's in-car camera. He posted the video on citizen journalism website Stomp on Tuesday morning.

    Mr Woo claimed that when he and his wife stepped out of their car to confront the cyclist, he tried to leave.

    He said: "My wife grabbed onto his bicycle to prevent him from leaving. He then claimed that we were trying to steal it."

    The Woos eventually called the police.

    A police spokesman confirmed that they received a call about a disturbance at 189 Selegie Road.

    When they arrived at the scene, they established that there had been a case of mischief to vehicles at the location.

    No arrests were made and investigations are ongoing.