Saturday, December 10, 2011

On the Lookout for a Bad Apple

A couple of months ago, a motorist tried to teach some cyclist a lesson about driving on the George Washington Parkway.  It seems this old man has decided that he is the boss of all you cyclists who dare to ride on the Parkway.  According to news reports, this demented fool first tried to intimidate a pack of 5 cyclists by crossing over the center line and veering toward them as the approached from the opposite direction. When that tactic didn't satisfy him, he did a u-turn and overtook the cyclists, swerved in front of them, and slammed on his brakes. Four of the cyclists escaped serious injury; the fifth was not so fortunate.  He ended up underneath the rear of the car and suffered (among other injuries) a broken hip. He and the others are damned lucky to be alive.

The driver sped away down Collingwood Road, in the direction of my house.  He is an elderly white man driving a gold Cadillac.  There is a $10,000 reward leading to information about him.  I have spent my last three weekend days doing what amounts to a grid search for this car.  I have so far covered over 70 miles of streets in the area near the incident.  I figure that sooner or later I will find this car. The money would be nice but I'm motivated by self preservation. We have to get this lunatic off the roads before he kills someone. 

Here is an account of the incident and a description of the vehicle and driver.  If you are in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, please keep an eye out for him. 

1 comment:

  1. It could be that the guy has his Cadillac in an enclosed garage...but nice try in trying to find him. :)