like all stories of this nature, there’s another side we aren’t hearing.
a few years back, a guy i know was driving his lexus. the story i got from him was that he was slightly too far forward past the stop sign, thus encroaching into the cross street bike lane. an angry bicyclist stopped, picked his bike up, and slammed it against the hood of the lexus, causing substantial damage to the car.
the lexus driver was pissed. he was ranting about it, asking for witnesses, and offering a reward via social media.
in the midst of all kinds of people kissing his ass about it, the last post i made on his FB page (before he blocked me) was in the vein of “let it go, take responsibility for your actions, and be mindful of bikes.”
i only heard the lexus driver’s story, but as i said, without assigning blame, people don’t typically do this sort of thing to innocent motorists. of note, demonizing the mororcyclist by bringing in his blacked-out plate, and his possible outlaw status doesn’t make me any more eager to side with you on this.
hearing his story, and/or seeing video footage of the incident may, but it appears we aren’t privy to that information.(edited)