Our submitter was riding his legal ebike on an empty path when he tells us the person in the video blocked the path with her body and dog.
According to submitter:
“I was riding my legal ebike in a busy area during rush hour when I saw a bike path I hadn’t tried before. Thinking it would be fun, relaxing, and safe, I proceeded politely and at normal bike speeds down the empty path.”
“At the end of the path I saw a woman and a dog. She had her arms stretched across the path like the landing pose of a jumping jack.”
“I stopped well short of her, and she approached me to tell me I was damaging the path she paid a lot of money for. Even after I told her I was legal, she continued to be aggressive. So, I started the camera and explained the law, expecting to de-escalate the situation. She still physically assaulted me by walking into me and pushing me when I would try to leave or go around.”
“Then, when I tried to back up and go the other way, she swings around and holds on to me. I felt trapped and I wanted to get away. I didn’t want to hurt her, so I gave her a big shove and rode away as fast as I could. A motorcycle rider saw the whole thing and gave me that ‘knowing look’ as I rode past.”
“I have minor injuries but no damage to the bike. Both my legs are scraped and bruised. I pulled something in my shoulder pushing her away.”
“I had both a knife and a gun. This lady did the most stupid thing you could do, and she was lucky I’m a sane person and know the meaning of ‘reasonable force’.”
“If you think someone is doing something illegal, call the police, don’t confront them.”
“I’m buying a can of bear mace.”
Thanks for watching. Stay safe out there.