Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Should We Wear Kevlar Helmets?

Yet another bizarre bicycle-related incident making the rounds.

An Asheville firefighter charged with attempted first-degree murder after witnesses said he shot at a bicyclist, made his first appearance today in Buncombe County District Court.

Charles Alexander Diez, 42, apparently fired at the Asheville man after arguing with him about riding his bike on the busy road with his 3-year-old child in a bike seat behind him, Asheville Police Capt. Tim Splain said.


Diez stopped his car and confronted Simons near 1360 Tunnel Road. When Simons began to walk away, Diez shot at him, Splain said.

The bullet blew a hole through the outer lining of Simons' helmet and went straight through both sides of it, but he was not hit.

Even more interesting are the comments agreeing that the shooter's actions are unconscionable but so are the cyclist's since the roads are so dangerous which almost seems to justify the shooting.

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