Carjacking-Style Bikejackings in Chicago
Sure, we here in San Francisco think we have it bad, what with bad drivers and menace-level cab drivers and Muni malpractice, but cyclists in Chicago have to deal with ROVING GANGS OF ARMED BIKEJACKERS:
His swing missed thanks to a tight swerve and when he threw the chair, it went wild over and behind me. Turning up Damen, I saw another guy running toward me. There was no way I’d get past him, so I cocked my leg for a kick and gave him my best. I don’t know if I connected. His elbow went right into my chest and stopped the bike hard. A couple other guys came up from behind and waled on my back until I hit the ground, my head bouncing off the pavement.
As any cornered animal will tell you, adrenaline’s a hell of a thing. While a few guys kicked me in the chest and back, two other guys tried to steal the bike, and I wasn’t letting go.
It’s like a Cormac McCarthy novel or something! Read on.
[via Sea of Static]