Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More Bicycles and Discharged Firearms

North Carolina Firefighter charged with shooting at bicyclist

ASHEVILLE — An Asheville firefighter charged with attempted first-degree murder after witnesses said he shot at a bicyclist, made his first appearance today in Buncombe County District Court.

Charles Alexander Diez, 42, apparently fired at the Asheville man after arguing with him about riding his bike on the busy road with his 3-year-old child in a bike seat behind him, Asheville Police Capt. Tim Splain said.

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Judging from some of the sympathy for the shooter "reader" comments in the Asheville Citizen Times I have to wonder how many bicycle haters are ready to pull the trigger to assert their right to the road.


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