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Silly Week: at a loss for words

29 July 2009

SillyWeekLogoI was trying to think of something suitably silly to say for Silly Week, as proposed by Man in a Shed, but was having difficulty in thinking of anything silly enough, and then I came across this news item, which seemed silly enough to qualify — Police: Asheville Firefighter Shot Bicyclist – Greenville News Story – WYFF Greenville:

A driver, now identified as an Asheville firefighter, shot a bicycle rider because he was angry the man was riding with his child on a busy road, Asheville police said.

The shooting happened Sunday morning on Tunnel Road.

Officers said the victim was riding with his wife and had his 3-year-old son in a child seat attached to his bicycle when a driver approached him.

Police said the driver, Charles Diez, claimed he was upset that the victim was bike riding with his child on the heavily traveled Tunnel Road.

Diez pulled a gun and opened fire, hitting the victim in his bicycle helmet, according to police.

They said the bullet penetrated the outer lining of the helmet but did not actually hit the victim’s head.

And then, since the Tour de France has been in the news recently, there is this picture that someone e-mailed to my wife, and she passed on to me, captioned the 1940 Tour de France.

The 1940 Tour de France

The 1940 Tour de France

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 30 July 2009 12:20 am

    LOL love that pic🙂

  2. 1 August 2009 1:03 am

    Alas; as a bicyclist, I regret to inform you that, while extreme, that story is not out of character for many drivers out there. The worst I’ve run into is profanity screamed out the window (which is rather hard to understand coming from a moving car), but I’m definitely familiar with the attitude.

  3. 26 July 2010 11:46 am

    A year late – but I just found this…. Great stuff.

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