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Intentionally Run Off Road(8 posts)

Intentionally Run Off RoadSean008
Jun 20, 2003 8:32 AM
Bicyclist says she was intentionally run off road

Police are looking for a man accused of intentionally running a woman off the road as she was bicycling up Lefthand Canyon early Saturday.

The 40-year-old woman told police that a man in a green pickup truck stopped a few times to watch her ride past, then dramatically slowed down and drove next to her before forcing her off the road in a curve.

She wrecked her bike and suffered minor scrapes and bruises but ran from the scene as the man got out of his truck, police reports said. Another motorist arrived, and the pickup made a U-turn to go back down the canyon, reports said.

Boulder County sheriff's officials say they would like to speak to anyone with information on the incident, which happened around 9:40 a.m.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-30s with a slight build and collar-length, sandy blond hair. The truck was a dark green American model from the early 1980s or late 1970s with a white stripe on the side.

re: Intentionally Run Off RoadTriphop
Jun 20, 2003 8:39 AM
Whoa! That is crazy. Thank you for posting this, as I will definitely keep an eye out for this truck.
WTF!!!rollo tommassi
Jun 20, 2003 8:54 AM
possibly someone she knows...perhaps only casually...sounds like a stalker type to me.

Hope they get him!!!
Or not.....RickC5
Jun 20, 2003 9:08 AM
Could be typical Boulder County insanity. Lots of amazingly bizaare stuff happens in Boulder County.

From my perspective (as an ex-resident), this is just another data point.
From the RMCCrides.com website...PT
Jun 20, 2003 9:41 AM
From the RMCCrides.com website:

6/18: Sick Freak Accosts Cyclists with His Truck

To respond to this threat, PLEASE carry cell phones with numbers of local sheriffs where you ride -- calling 911 won't do it.

Here is the story from Inside Communications, Inc., publishers of VeloNews, Inside Triathlon, and Ski Racing.

I'm writing to the group to make you aware of a guy in his early to mid 30's who is apparently cruising Left Hand Canyon, and possibly other roads where cyclists frequent, and is taking out cyclists with his pickup truck. Women be especially on the alert since it is quite possible this guy is only stalking women, hitting them with his vehicle and then abducting them.

More detail:  It seems he waits until the cyclist is alone or in a secluded area, comes up from behind them, and strikes them with his vehicle.  It is quite possible he will pull over to the side of the road and wait for you to go by before he comes up behind you.  Possibly this gives him time to make sure there is no oncoming traffic.  Bottom line is: if you see a dark green pickup truck (with or without matching topper), with a wide white stripe running lengthwise (Chevy or Ford midsize model) of the vehicle, grab the license plate number and DO NOT let this truck out of your sight or come from behind you.  Turn around if you have to. If he pulls over on the side of the road in front of you, get his license plate number, turn around and call the police.  

The police are looking for this guy so if you see a vehicle or man matching this description please call the Boulder County sheriff's office with whatever information you have.  He is 30-40, dirty blonde, slightly wavy hair cut just below the ears in a tapered fashion, parted in the middle, 5'9" - 5'10", 140-145 lb, skinny as opposed to lean and muscular.   He's driving a dark green pickup truck (with or without matching topper), with a wide white stripe running lengthwise of the vehicle. It is a late 70's or early 80's Chevy or Ford midsize model.  Paint job is in good shape.  No visible damage although the passenger side rear panel may have scratches in it.  Silver stock wheel hubs, no running board or bug guards.  There are no bumper stickers or make letters running across the tail gate.  Chances are he's out there in the mornings and possibly evenings when traffic is light.  You may not want to ride alone if you want to err on the side of caution.
This is why I'm studying self defense!! That's scary. nmKristin
Jun 20, 2003 10:20 AM
Or find the guy and "Persuade" him to stop...merckx56
Jun 20, 2003 12:59 PM
Mossberg 590 Persuader, that is! Nothing says "I dare you to do it again!" like a "special purpose" shotgun!
re: Intentionally Run Off Roadkoala
Jun 21, 2003 3:50 AM
I was riding along and a green eclipse with 3 very young men crossed the line(they were on the opposite side of the roa coming the other way)) and ran me into the weeds. The car has a non factory green paint job with a huge wing on it and I remember (as I was being ditched) their laughter. When I see that car again the paint is bound to chip profusely.