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Police Say Azusa Bicyclist, 20, Was Purposely Trying To Get Into Accidents With Cars
CBS) ^ | April 20, 2012 12:30 AM

Posted on 04/20/2012 8:34:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin

AZUSA (CBS) — Police say a woman in Azusa was riding her bicycle into cars on purpose so she could pressure drivers into giving her money.

One of the motorists called police after the 20-year-old woman was found crawling out from underneath their car near East Arrow Highway and South Azusa Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The woman fled and officers found her nearby. Paramedics treated her for some scratches and officers issued her a citation for alleged hit-and-run.

Azusa police said the suspect, Celina Pangburn, of Azusa, also tried to pull the same stunt a few hours earlier on a driver a few blocks east of Hollenbeck Avenue.

The case will reportedly be reviewed by the L.A. County District Attorney’s office to see if further action will be taken.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bicyclists
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1 posted on 04/20/2012 8:34:24 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Did they hit it?


2 posted on 04/20/2012 8:38:51 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: BenLurkin

Darwin Award for sure!


3 posted on 04/20/2012 8:39:09 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BenLurkin

The Dangerous Jobs guy should try her job


4 posted on 04/20/2012 8:39:37 AM PDT by molson209
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To: BenLurkin
Desperate people do desperate things.

This is just the beginning.

5 posted on 04/20/2012 8:39:58 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds like a lot of the bike messengers in Chicago...looking for a big payday if they’re in an accident with a vehicle.


6 posted on 04/20/2012 8:40:05 AM PDT by 12Gauge687
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To: BenLurkin

How can they tell? In Manhattan, about 75% of bicyclists ride like they are intentionally trying to get into accidents, but I’m sure most of them are just boorish morons.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 8:41:59 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: 12Gauge687

I think she has mined that location, and when she is free she’ll have to move on to either Anaheim or Cucamonga.


8 posted on 04/20/2012 8:42:42 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Thank you for making me feel my age.

LOL!


9 posted on 04/20/2012 8:46:16 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: BenLurkin

“Bicyclist Was Purposely Trying To Get Into Accidents With Cars”

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Aren’t they all?

Either that, or TOO many of them seem to have a macho/testosterone problem.

I don’t get it. The few times I’ve ridden a bicycle around automobiles, I was scared shitless.

Bicycle and automobile traffic do not mix.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 8:46:48 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: BenLurkin

She wouldn’t fair too well against my Z71 Off Road.


11 posted on 04/20/2012 8:49:53 AM PDT by poobear
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To: BenLurkin

Scams like that plus backing up into the car behind are rampant in Europe. Drivers there now have car cams that record them.


12 posted on 04/20/2012 8:51:02 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: BenLurkin

I saw a guy do that on a bike trail. He ran into a girl on rollerblades, broke his finger then sued her. I had a heads up that he had tried this a few times before so I refused to speak with his attorney.


13 posted on 04/20/2012 8:51:19 AM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: EyeGuy

I worked with a guy who was about 60 and something of a health enthusiast. He liked to bicycle, but for some reason, those mean motorist kept hitting him, putting him the hospital and leading to months of rehabiliation.

I’m a coward. I like to ride on bike paths and avoid vehicles altogether.


14 posted on 04/20/2012 8:51:31 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: MARTIAL MONK; Lazamataz
Did they hit it?

Dunno, but Laz surely would...

15 posted on 04/20/2012 8:52:34 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1186 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: BenLurkin

Short con....


16 posted on 04/20/2012 8:53:03 AM PDT by petro45acp ("Don't" read 'HOPE' by L Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman...it will bring tears to eyes.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

KOOK a munga!


17 posted on 04/20/2012 8:53:49 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1186 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: BenLurkin

Celina Pangburn of Azusa, California. Nothing. Just sounds kind of funny when you say it.


18 posted on 04/20/2012 9:48:08 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Ambulance Chaser Celina Pangburn of Azusa, California. Even better.


19 posted on 04/20/2012 9:49:54 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BenLurkin

There are signs in my area about drivers recognizing bicyclists rights (which I’m all for), but I’ve noticed it’s a rare bicyclist who stops at a stop sign. Most zip on through if they think there’s no traffic coming.


20 posted on 04/20/2012 10:04:53 AM PDT by driftless2
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