Police are now working on an investigation. It is about a caught-on-camera assault committed by a cyclist in Toronto.
There’s a 21-second video which shows the incident. It was posted on Thursday night, on Reddit. The cyclist is standing behind a man. It all happens at the intersection of York Street and Bremner Boulevard. This cyclist grabs the man’s collar and puts him to the ground. Then, we can see in the video the cyclist getting back on his bike, and leaving the scene.
The man spoke to the CTV News Toronto on Friday. He said that the man was headed westbound on Bremner Boulevard at York Street, and he wanted to pass the intersection. There was a green light when the southbound cyclist came from the sidewalk and entered the intersection. He was forced to jam on his brakes. The man got frustrated and honked his horn. This is the moment when the cyclist got off his bike and kicked the front of his car. Then, the altercation started. The assault was caught on the video by a passerby.
The man got out of his car and asked the cyclist what he was doing. After some talking, the cyclist hit the man. The man knew that there was usually a police officer who stayed west of Scotiabank Arena. So he turned to call for help. He turned his back on the cyclist. This was the moment when the cyclist grabbed him from behind and threw him to the ground. The cyclist then left.
Was the man hurt badly?
The man said that he had some bruises and contusions to his wrist. He was struck with the bike lock. The man also had some bleeding at the back of his head after he was thrown to the ground. He stated that he was scared after the cyclist struck his vehicle, but he decided to take the matter in his own hands.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.