A guy trying to drive through the heart of Greenwich Village Thursday night had his path blocked by an arrogant jerk on a bicycle — hardly an uncommon urban experience. What happened next, after a few words were exchanged, is no longer uncommon either:
“People were surrounding this car,” freelance photographer Jika Gonzalez told 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg. “They were running across it, jumping on it and dancing on it. It honestly seemed like they were just kids having fun, which is a little scary. It was definitely out of control, and I don’t think they were really considering their actions.”
Gonzalez witnessed the melee as the crowd smashed the motorist’s windows.
“The guy was still driving very, very slowly because there was a full crowd around him, so he couldn’t really move,” Gonzalez explained.
She said he appeared rattled and terrified, and when he got out of the car he was angry at the cops for taking so long to rescue him.
Reportedly it took the cops 20 minutes to show up, although the NYPD disputes that.
Apparently the national media is waiting for people to be torn limb from limb by these mobs before acknowledging them. It shouldn’t be long.
On tips from Don M, Sean C, Shawn R, and Bob Roberts.