Security guard wrestles passing cyclist to the ground after foul-mouthed rant at another rider

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Shocking moment armed security guard wrestles passing cyclist to the ground after foul-mouthed rant at another rider when he got hit walking into a bike lane in Manhattan

  • A security guard wrestled a cyclist to the ground in New York City, New York
  • Vincenzo Tran said the altercation began when an unidentified driver walked into the bike lane without looking for cyclists
  • Tran said this caused him to slam into a parked car and an argument started 
  • Man continued to stand in bike lane and a second cyclist accidentally rode in the man, causing an angry outburst 
  • Man was revealed to have a handgun on his person at the time of the incident
  • Authorities were not called and no one filed a police report 

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An incensed security guard slammed a passing cyclist onto the pavement after getting into an argument with another cyclist who called him out for breaking bike lane etiquette.  

Vincenzo Tran, who took the video on his cell phone, told The Post[1] that the bizarre incident happened February 25 around 9pm when an unidentified driver strolled into a Sixth Avenue bike lane while staring at his phone. 

This caused Tran to lose control of his £3,000 motorized unicycle and slam into a parked car.  

According to the security guard, he doesn’t have to look before stepping across the bike lane into the street because he’s a pedestrian. 

‘You have to watch out for me, a******,’ the driver proclaimed while standing beside his car’s open door. 

A unidentified man (pictured) got into an argument about proper bike lane protocol after cyclist Vincenzo Tran claims he walked into the designated area without looking 

The man argues that cyclists have to look out for pedestrians walking in a bike lane, not the other way around. 

‘Listen to me, I had the right of way to go. You have to watch out for me. You almost hit me!’ he said in the video.

‘This is a bike lane, stupid,’ Tran said in angry disbelief.  

‘Yeah, I know it’s a bike lane, but you have to give way to me!

I’m a pedestrian,’ the man yells back.

‘So what, you don’t have to watch where you’re going? You’re stupid,’ Tran responds

sk© Security SAVER SALE guard wrestles passing cyclist to the ground after foul-mouthed rant at another rider

The man (pictured) said he had the right of way and tells Tran, ‘You have to watch out for me. You almost hit me!’

As the two men continue to trade verbal blows on the New York City street, other cyclists awkwardly try to maneuver past the the driver who is still standing in the bike lane. 

A passing cyclist accidentally bumps into the guard, prompting him to chase after the person and wrestle them onto the floor in a fit of rage.

Immediately, witnesses jump in to pull the man off the cyclist while berating him for the unnecessary reaction. 

One witness said: ‘What are you doing? Chill!

You don’t do that to people. He’s a young-a** kid, what the f*** is wrong with you?’ 

As the driver gets up from the ground, a handgun fit inside a holster can be seen strapped to his waist.   

Eventually the driver, realizing he is outnumbered by upset bystanders, retreats to his car.  

sk© Security SAVER SALE guard wrestles passing cyclist to the ground after foul-mouthed rant at another rider

The man wrestles a cyclist onto the ground after they were riding in the bike lane and accidentally hit him 

sk© Security SAVER SALE guard wrestles passing cyclist to the ground after foul-mouthed rant at another rider

It was revealed that the man was armed with a handgun, but it was not used throughout the altercation

Footage shows Tran calling after the man and admonishing him for the ordeal. 

‘White privilege mother******, bro. You want to step out onto the bike lane, and then you want to say that you’re right? You’re an a******,’ Tran said.

Tran said the guard left the scene after he mentioned contacting authorities.

Tran did not end up filing a police report. 

Harvard Protection, the company car the guard was driving, is a security company that do enterprise security services, and physical security, among other specialties.

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, installing the green bike lanes has reduced crashes by 34 percent and has decreased instances of speeding. 

Nearly 1.6million people rode a bike in the past year in New York City.  

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References

  1. ^ The Post (nypost.com)

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