Businessman riding a fold-up bike has a meltdown in the middle of a Manhattan street, threatens to PUNCH a pedestrian and says he will ‘destroy’ him for getting in his way because he ‘had the light’
- Footage showed a fold-up bike rider and pedestrian argue over ‘right of way’
- The intense argument happened near 52nd street and Madison Avenue in NYC
- The two men in blue-buttoned down shirts seemed likely to fight in the clip
- One man tugged the cyclist’s helmet straps and threatened to throw his coffee
- The cyclist yelled ‘I will destroy you’ and followed him to continue the argument
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This is the tense moment a fold-up bike rider gets very heated with a pedestrian over being in the cycle lane.
The two men, both in blue-buttoned down shirts, were seeing bickering and nearly getting into a punch-up in Manhattan, New York.
As the argument boils over the pedestrian grabs the chinstraps of the cyclist’s helmet and appears to threaten to throw a coffee over him.
‘Let it go,’ yells the rider who can be seen gesturing that he will punch the pedestrian when a woman passing by yells ‘HEY!’ and tries to break-up the altercation.
When approaching the men she yells ‘Get the f*** out of here’ at the cyclist to which he spits back, ‘Shut-up!’ more loudly – all while the pair continue to grapple with one another.
The heated argument took place in midtown in Manhattan, where the pedestrian and push-bike rider squared-up (left). The man would later grab the cyclist by the chinstraps of his helmet and later appeared to threaten to throw his coffee over him
A woman passing by told the cyclist to ‘Get the f*** out of here’ to which he spat back ‘Shut up’ and carried on with the aggressive argument
After another person yells, ‘Calm mother******* down,’ the cyclist’s anger bubbles over as he yells back ‘I had the light.’
‘Oh my god, you could have run me over, just saying,’ the pedestrian said while walking away.
Pursuing the man with his white-frame pushbike between his legs, he shouts ‘Yeah, exactly’ and follows him over the crossing.
‘I will destroy you,’ the cyclist shouts, as the argument continues onto the other side of the street.
The footage ends with the ride yelling ‘I don’t give a f*** what I do.’
The incident happened in midtown between 52nd Street and Madison Avenue and was filmed by Instagram user Angelo.
The argument carried on, stunning passersby, with the cyclist eventually yelling ‘I had the light’ and later upon following the man shouted ‘I will destroy you’
Later as the pedestrian tries to walk away, he is followed by the push-bike rider (left). As the footage comes to an end the pair are still seen arguing (right) on the opposite side of the street
So far, New York has seen double the amount of cyclist deaths than it did in 2018 despite only being eight months into the year.
The total is now up to 18 after an incident in Coney Island, Brooklyn, which happened on Monday.
Cyclist Jose Alzorriz, 52, died after a collision allegedly involving a teenage driver who ran a red light and caused the fatal crash.
Umar Baig, 18, was in a grey Sedan that collided with a blue Honda that careered into Alzorriz who was waiting at the crossroads.
The victim sustained injuries to his head from the collision and was trapped under the SUV.
Cyclist Jose Alzorriz (left), 52, died after sustaining injuries following a car crash on Monday. Umar Baig (right), 18, one of the drivers was initially arrested by police but later released
Bystanders tried to rescue the man without luck and Alzorriz later died in hospital.
One passerby explained: ‘He didn’t stand a chance,’ due to how ‘fast’ the car was travelling.
Baig has since been released, while officers decide whether to charge him.
He was not under the influence of drugs or suspended from driving at the time of the incident, police confirmed.