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Bicyclist Assaults Yellow Creek Road Man For Asking About His Helmet

Information provided by the Bath Township Police Department.

A North Royalton man is accused of assaulting a Yellow Creek Road man after he asked where the biker's helmet was, according to a report.

On May 13, the 54-year-old bicyclist, who frequently rides from Cleveland into Akron, rode past the victim's Yellow Creek Road home while the victim was cutting his grass. According to the biker, the man asked him "Where's your helmet?"

Bath police Chief Michael McNeely said the biker told the victim it was "up his rear end, so to speak," the chief said.

The biker rode away and then came back and asked the homeowner why he asked about the helmet, hit him and then rode away again, the report said.

The victim got in his car and followed the bicyclist until officers caught up with them at the water treatment plant on Akron-Peninsula Road, McNeely said.

The bicyclist was charged with assault and released from the scene, McNeely said.

tom m May 17, 2012 at 03:16 PM
I would hope that in the future the homeowner might think twice before bothering cyclists minding their own business..for the record yes I am a cyclist, yes I choose not to wear a helmet, it is my right to choose to or not to wear one, and no, I do not think the homeowner had the right to ask where the cyclists helmet is
Kristina D. May 17, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Yes, people should mind their business, but the man had no right to go BACK to the guy's house and beat him up! Come on now, that is just anger issues that need to be controlled.
Paul May 17, 2012 at 07:46 PM
"I do not think the homeowner had the right to ask where the cyclists helmet is" Not even from his own yard?
KEN SMACK July 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM
those TOUR DE FRANCE wannabees should keep off the roads. They don't pay taxes on the roads, don't have to buy a license, yet seem like they OWN the road, and think they ALWAYS have the right of way. I DO NOT respect some of these Lance Armstrong club members.
Jay July 15, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Read much? He hit the homeowner, he didn't "beat him up".

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