From the NY Post:
A raging cyclist fed up with aggressive Manhattan drivers took matters into his own hands yesterday, jumping on the hood of a limo that clipped him and smashing in the windshield with his fists.
Bike messenger-gone-wild Perzeus Forte, 20, also ripped out the front passenger window, tore the shirt of driver Darr Mohammed, 49, and clocked him in the face during the savage road rage attack around 1 p.m., sources said.
Forte's rampage began while riding his bike up Sixth Avenue in Chelsea, where Mohammed grazed him around West 19th Street. The limo kept going until he got stopped by a red light at West 20th Street.
That's when Forte flipped out, ditching his wheels and sprinting 100 yards to the car. He leaped onto the hood while screaming, "I'm going to kill you! I'm going to kill you, motherf- - -er!" according to one witness.
Forte crushed the windshield with his two open palms while repeatedly shouting, "I'm going to kill you! Get out of the car!" the witness said.
The belligerent biker then jumped off the hood and grabbed the half-open driver's-side window, shaking it back and forth until it shattered, the witness said.
Forte allegedly socked Mohammed in his left eye and ripped the breast pocket of his blue dress shirt. Mohammed, who lives in Bayonne with his wife and daughter, suffered a black eye.
Even though Mohammed didn't want to press charges, Forte was arrested on charges of misdemeanor assault and harassment. He was given a desk appearance ticket to return to court at a later date.
A commenter on the NY Post's website said:
"This is wild. Believe it or not I witnessed this up close and personal. I was driving my car right next to them. This is exactly what happened. I will swear to it and would have no problem passing a lie detector test. I don't care where the cabby is from or the cyclist for that matter. The cyclist was weaving around the cars that were inching their way up sixth ave. The cabby stepped on the gas and at the same time the cyclist swung in front of him knocking him down. The cab driver did nothing wrong, the cyclist just popped in front of him. The cyclist proceded to the window of the cab and started pummeling the driver. The driver did just what any other driver would have done and tried to get out of there in a hurry. The cyclist chased him down, jumped on the hood of the car and started smashing his windshield with his bare hands! All the while screaming profanities and threatening the driver. This cyclist needs to be put away before he seriously hurts someone."
Quite predictably, the bike nuts are hailing this violent nutcase as a hero.