Monday, July 07, 2008

Man shot in bikejacking attempt

From KTUL news:

NewsChannel 8 - Man Shot In Attempted Theft Of Bike In Tulsa

Tulsa police are looking for suspects in an early morning shooting that happened after an attempted bike theft.

Police say a 53-year-old man told officers he had been riding his bicycle near a gas station when four or five men approached him and demanded the bike. The man refused and says the other men pushed him off the bike.

The victim says he was able to get back on the bike and tried to run away when one of the men began shooting at him. Police say the man was hit in the left leg by one of the shots but was able to ride the bike to a nearby hotel to ask for help.

Police say the man's injuries are non-life-threatening.

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Blogger Angel said...

This is exactly why I carry a gun with 16 personal defense rounds in the mag when I ride. High gas prices and financial problems push people to desperate actions.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Fritz said...

Horrible :-(

6:43 PM  
Blogger Ed W said...

Angel, in this case, they guy was shot as he rode away. Under OK CCW laws, you must be threatened before you can use a firearm. That is, the bad guy must be actively threatening you. If you were riding away and someone shot at you, turning around to re-engage in a fight could have adverse consequences. It's no longer self defense.

6:57 PM  
Blogger lemmiwinks said...

What the hell is wrong with people?!

2:39 AM  
Blogger Paul Tay said...

How to Prevent Bike-Jack, WITHOUT Really Trying:

1) Drive a POS around town;
2) Lose the spandex;
3) Look REALLY REALLY mean and tough in the Santa suit.

Problem SOLVED.

5:03 PM  
Blogger Fritz said...

Paul, looking like a low life loser is no guarantee of avoiding assault.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Try wearing a HEll's Angels jacket... my attemtp to be funny but this is a serious deal. I hope the guy is alright.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Fritz said...

Oh yeah, wearing gang colors through a ghetto neighborhood is a BRILLIANT idea :-/ You'll draw the attention of both real Hell's Angels AND their rivals.

I can't find the news online, but a local bicyclist on his way home from work was assaulted by two teens last night. The cyclist (a big dude) smacked the two teens down; one escaped, the other one is in jail.

1:25 PM  

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