Sunday, June 29, 2008

Van Passenger Strikes Pedaling Bicyclist With A Bat

Ruben Watson, president of the Tampa Bay Freewheelers bike club, sends out this message about a bicyclist struck by a bat-wielding moron on Wiggins Road.

"Fellow Cyclists,

I am sending this out to a fairly large distribution due to the nature of this

On June 14th, Richard French was cycling on Wiggins Road when he was struck by a
bat from an individual who was in a vehicle.

The individual, a white male, leaned out the passenger side of a red van and struck Mr French in the back as the vehicle passed by the cyclist. Mr. French was brought to the emergency room and fortunately was not seriously injured. The family is looking for any information that may lead to the apprehension of the individuals (someone had to have been driving the vehicle) and is offering a reward of some kind.

Please contact Mr. French at 863-644-7317 if you have any information that might help us bring these individuals to justice."

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