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Man Accused of Assault With a Live Power Line (Yes, you read that correctly)
NBC Washington ^ | August 31, 2011

Posted on 08/31/2011 11:53:40 AM PDT by Stoat

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A College Park man has been accused of attacking a motorist with a live power line knocked down by the Hurricane Irene.  According to authorities, on Sunday, August 28, 32-year-old Richard Bialczak tailed a man with his car and then got out and attacked him.

Derek Edwards, 28, was driving home from work when Bialczak's car came up closely behind him.  Edwards said he tried to get away from Bialczak, but the suspect matched him turn for turn, until they reached Colesville Road in Silver Spring.  There, the victim encountered a downed power line, still charged with electricity, which had been blown into the road by the poweful storm.

Police said Edwards got out of his vehicle to warn Bialczak in the car behind him of the danger.  When he did, authorities allege the College Park man got out of his car and threatened the victim, who quickly retreated back into his car.  Bialczak was heavily intoxicated, according to investigators.

Police said Bialczak then got back into his car and started ramming the victim's vehicle repeatedly, seemingly in an attempt to push the victim's car closer to the downed power line.   Police said the suspect then got out and started hammering Edwards' car with both his feet and his fists.  In the assault, police said Bialczak tore off the car's antenna, and then wrestled off the victim's bumper.

While his car was getting pummeled, the Edwards placed a cell phone call to 911.

Authorities said in a final act of aggression, the suspect grabbed hold of the still-sparking power line that Edwards had tried to warn him about and threw it at the victim's car.  Edwards was not hurt.

Police said when they arrived on the scene, Bialczak's behavior had become docile and compliant.  He was taken into custody without incident.

In Montgomery County District Court, Bialczak was served with a raft of charges, including assault, reckless endangerment, and malicious destruction of property.  He is due back in court on September 23.

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TOPICS: Humor; Local News; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl; obamavoter; powerline; roadrage
Reason #10,000,037 for always bringing your legal sidearm with you while traveling: "Drunken obamavoters attacking you with live power cables."
1 posted on 08/31/2011 11:53:43 AM PDT by Stoat
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

2 posted on 08/31/2011 11:54:26 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

.44 Magnum ping


3 posted on 08/31/2011 11:57:08 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Stoat

Then Bialczak picked up the still-sparking powerline and aimed a kick at Edwards’ car door...

Funeral to be held Sunday.


4 posted on 08/31/2011 11:58:44 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Stoat

“Then Bialczak picked up the still-sparking powerline and aimed another kick at Edwards’ car door...”

Funeral to be held Sunday.


5 posted on 08/31/2011 11:59:16 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Stoat

Taze this!


6 posted on 08/31/2011 12:05:52 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Stoat

This whole story is absolutely shocking!


7 posted on 08/31/2011 12:08:55 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS; unkus; sinanju; bigbob; All
 Police said the suspect then got out and started hammering Edwards' car with both his feet and his fists.  In the assault, police said Bialczak tore off the car's antenna, and then wrestled off the victim's bumper.

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Either this guy had an extra bowl of Wheaties that morning (or PCP) or the victim's car "may" have not been in the very most roadworthy condition.

8 posted on 08/31/2011 12:15:05 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

9 posted on 08/31/2011 12:15:21 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Stoat

I wonder just how many automotive bumpers out there could indeed be “wrestled off” by a man in decent shape.


10 posted on 08/31/2011 12:20:23 PM PDT by sinanju
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I wonder just how many automotive bumpers out there could indeed be “wrestled off” by a man in decent shape.

 

My first thought is "an aftermarket Smart Car accessory bumper"

 

smart car bumper Pictures, Images and Photos 

 

11 posted on 08/31/2011 12:27:51 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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“and then wrestled off the victim’s bumper.”

Damn!


12 posted on 08/31/2011 12:28:39 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: sinanju
I wonder just how many automotive bumpers out there could indeed be “wrestled off” by a man in decent shape.

Not the bumpers on my Jeep.:)

13 posted on 08/31/2011 12:31:40 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: sinanju

Don’t forget he hit the car several times with his own car. He likely pulled off the plastic bumper cover and the writer of the story is not that bright. Heck my wife pulled off the plastic bumper of her car buy getting the bottom of it stuck on a curb.


14 posted on 08/31/2011 12:48:42 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Stoat

PCP-Like Rodney King.


15 posted on 08/31/2011 12:57:49 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Stoat

Bang Bang Bang,end of problem.


16 posted on 08/31/2011 1:43:24 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Stoat; Clemenza; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
Police said when they arrived on the scene, Bialczak's behavior had become docile and compliant. He was taken into custody without incident.

Here's another article about the incident that contradicts the sentence that says he was docile when the police got to the scene. It also says that Bialczak is an "D.C. attorney". It looks like he's an AC/DC attorney.

Montgomery Village Patch
Police: Downed Power Line Used in Post-Irene Attack

Defendant hurled death threats and sparking power line at man he had followed to Silver Spring, according to court records.

By Sebastian Montes
August 30, 2011

A D.C. attorney attacked a man with a live power line—downed by Hurricane Irene—during an altercation in which the lawyer used his car as a battering ram against his alleged victim, police said.

Richard J. Bialczak, 32, of the 9000 block of Milestone Way in College Park, is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, malicious destruction of property and two counts of reckless endangerment as a result of the Aug. 28 incident in Silver Spring.

Charging documents filed in Montgomery County District Court describe the following scenario the night after Hurricane Irene tore through the area:

Shortly before midnight on Sunday, Bialczak was in his 2005 Hyundai Accent, following a man for several blocks in Silver Spring.

The victim, afraid to go home, kept driving, but was forced to stop near Brewster Avenue's intersection with Worth Avenue, where the roadway was cordoned off for a power line downed during the hurricane.

In the ensuing confrontation, Bialczak threatened to kill the man and said that, "his boss told him to follow him." The man locked himself in his car and called 911. Meanwhile, Bialczak pulled at the door handle, kicked and punched the door and glass, then broke off the antenna and used it to lash the car repeatedly.

Bialczak then grabbed the downed power line—which was still sparking—threw it onto the hood of the car, got back in his Hyundai and slammed it several times into the front and driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle.

When police arrived, Bialczak smelled of alcohol and refused to answer their questions. He was "extremely upset and not making sense when he spoke," Officer Paris Capalupo wrote in the charging documents.

Neighbors who saw the altercation described Bialczak as the aggressor and corroborated the alleged victim’s sequence of events.

At Bialczak's bail review hearing Monday in Montgomery County District Court, attorneys on both sides said they were still trying to piece together what happened.

Howard R. Cheris, Bialczak's attorney, said he works for a Washington, D.C. law firm and has no prior record.

"This is completely inconsistent with his life of good, law-abiding conduct," Charis said. "… It seems fairly bizarre, but I just don’t think we’re at the bottom of this."

Judge Stephen P. Johnson lowered Bialczak's bail from $200,000 to $50,000 and ordered him into alcohol treatment. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 23.


17 posted on 08/31/2011 1:58:52 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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“Richard Bialczak”

Note how his name could be easily perceived as “Dick Ballsack” ; probably been enraged his whole life and that’s why he drinks.

Shocked no one else made mention of it


18 posted on 08/31/2011 1:59:02 PM PDT by fnord (Republicans are just the right-wing of the left-wing of American politics)
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To: Stoat; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
In Montgomery County District Court, Bialczak was served with a raft of charges, including assault, reckless endangerment, and malicious destruction of property.

Shoulda left ZOTting to the professionals.


19 posted on 08/31/2011 1:59:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: sinanju
I wonder just how many automotive bumpers out there could indeed be “wrestled off” by a man in decent shape.

I'm sure we're just talking about the bumper skin. Since the victim's vehicle had been repeatedly rammed. The skin was probably already dangling with just a few weak screws holding the remainer of it to the vehicle.

20 posted on 08/31/2011 2:08:28 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Stoat
Been done before in Goldfinger....

Shocking...just shocking

21 posted on 08/31/2011 2:09:49 PM PDT by xp38
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Thanks so much for posting the much-better article! Sincerely appreciated!

It also says that Bialczak is an "D.C. attorney".

 

Is it possible that he might be a Union Thug Attorney? Without a photo or more personal data it's hard to tell, but how many people with that name can there be in that geographic region?

Union Facts- RICHARD BIALCZAK- Treasury Employees

In the ensuing confrontation, Bialczak threatened to kill the man and said that, "his boss told him to follow him." 

 

22 posted on 08/31/2011 2:21:52 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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Thank you very much for pinging your list  :-)

 Thank You

 

 

23 posted on 08/31/2011 2:26:26 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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De nada.


24 posted on 08/31/2011 3:14:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Note to self: When sent out on a union-thug mission, skip the multiple glasses of whiskey before attempting the assignment.


25 posted on 09/01/2011 4:27:47 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Stoat

“My son, the ZOT is a great power. And with great power comes great responsibility.”


26 posted on 09/01/2011 4:33:50 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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I thought the whiskey was the best part.


27 posted on 09/01/2011 6:56:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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