More entitled Hoboken bike riders

Berserk cyclist smashes Hoboken entrepreneur’s windshield

Yesterday afternoon – more proof that bike-riding and Hoboken just do not mix very well.

A local entrepreneur, hot dog guy Tony was driving down Garden Street, making his way up to Dunkin’ Donuts to stock up on ice cubes for the day. Apparently, a mentally ill bicyclist didn’t like his SUV towing the hot dog trailer as he was turning – and chased Tony to 7th & Washington, at which point he proceeded to punch Tony’s windshield in an act of rage.

The crazed cyclist then attempted to ride away, but Tony wasn’t having that. He chased him for two blocks and caught up to him, knocking him off his bike. Police were called.

Tony was willing to “drop everything” if the cuckoo paid for the broken windshield. That didn’t happen, and both men were issued summons for their behavior.

Do you think bikers are too entitled expecting the world to stop moving through our over-crowded streets?

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8 Comments on "More entitled Hoboken bike riders"


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joey maxim
3 years 2 months ago

this bike rider should get three dogs with onions..

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animal_lover
3 years 2 months ago

The problem when cyclist cause problems there is no way to report them because of the lack of tags. To chase them down could be considered an aggressive maneuver and without an ordinance to enforce no one really cares.

I have encountered many aggressive cyclist but funny thing is the sign “share the road” seems to be aimed at cars.

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spacewolf
3 years 2 months ago

Cyclists are entitled to ride on the road, it’s the law. A few years ago, I was hit by someone’s trailer as he was passing me. As I was laying there, the motorist came up to me and said “It looks like you hit my trailer with your bike.” The asshat even tried to leave the scene of the accident which was obviously his fault (he eventually had to pay for my bike, hospital bills, etc.), but I STILL didn’t punch him or his windshield. So as a cyclist, I simply expect drivers and other cyclists to follow traffic laws (which includes allowing 3 feet of passing space.) Does that make me “entitled?”

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HomeTeam
3 years 2 months ago

Was it the crazy old hippie that is always flying down 1st yelling at all cars and pedestrians that dare get in his way? The guy is a menace! He’s even worse in the Fall when he accosts everyone around Monroe with his handfuls of political fliers etc.

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trueblue11
3 years 2 months ago

Thin build, greyish-white hair? if this IS the same dude, he has a history with the HPD for pounding on peoples cars and doing that same sort of stuff.. the hot-dog guy should check with HPD for sure.