Skip to comments.Police Say Azusa Bicyclist, 20, Was Purposely Trying To Get Into Accidents With Cars
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 Attorneys office to see if further action will be taken.
Did they hit it?
Darwin Award for sure!
The Dangerous Jobs guy should try her job
This is just the beginning.
Sounds like a lot of the bike messengers in Chicago...looking for a big payday if they’re in an accident with a vehicle.
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.
I think she has mined that location, and when she is free she’ll have to move on to either Anaheim or Cucamonga.
Thank you for making me feel my age.
“Bicyclist Was Purposely Trying To Get Into Accidents With Cars”
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.
She wouldn’t fair too well against my Z71 Off Road.
Scams like that plus backing up into the car behind are rampant in Europe. Drivers there now have car cams that record them.
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.
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.
Dunno, but Laz surely would...
KOOK a munga!
Celina Pangburn of Azusa, California. Nothing. Just sounds kind of funny when you say it.
Ambulance Chaser Celina Pangburn of Azusa, California. Even better.
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.
In my experience, it depends where you live.
Where I live now, in the Czech Republic, no way, no how, would I ride a bike in auto traffic. Czechs regard any and all traffic laws as infringements on their absolute freedom to barrel down city streets at 75 MPH and play “dodge the pedestrians”.
Now, Berlin Germany? No problem! It’s actually a pleasure to ride a bike there. I knew an 85 year old Jesuit brother who would ride his bike about five miles per day (weather permitting, of course), and he never had any problems, nor did I for that matter. Berlin drivers are very mindful of bicyclists.
At my University we have some of these nitwits. One time I was making a right turn and a feminine male bicyclist (Anyone who has been on a college campus recently knows the type) crossing the street decided to try and zip in front of me. I waited till he was almost in front of me before laying on the horn. This caused him to fall right off his bike in front of me. I then gave the car a little gas to make it jump forward a bit and revved the engine nice and loud (Have a manual. prob burned the clutch a bit but it was worth it). The sissy screamed like a little b**** and ran off the street.
I then politely rolled down my window and informed him that I am in a 1+ ton vehicle and he is 100 pounds of skin and bone and to be more careful around cars next time.
He then flicked me off and said “F*** you” at which point I stopped the car and got out but he had taken off by that point.
I hate bicyclists.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.