Road rage, or as some call it, just another day on LA freeways.
Blame it on the traffic, the economy, the good weather, whatever you want, but it seems drivers sure have gotten angrier during the last decade or so. Used to be the worst thing an irate driver would do would be to flash you the finger, along with an angry scowl.
Nowadays, they still flash but it's often a gun or other weapon. That's why police always remind us NOT to engage a person who is clearly having a road rage meltdown.
But that's exactly what happened on April 3rd when two people with anger management issues met on the streets of Beverly Hills. One guy on a bicycle, the other in a BMW.
Their road rage first brought them together near Doheny and Wilshire when one guy did something the other guy didn't like and the argument was on. (Police won't say exactly what the something was but did say it was a minor issue)
The exchange of words in the middle of traffic led the guy on the bicycle to punch the driver of the BMW in the face. Pow! Just like that.
That in turn led the BMW-man to reportedly say "I'm going to kill you".
Following the bicyclist into an alley, BMW-man revved his engine and took aim, hitting Bicycle-man head on, smashing him right into a trash bin.
It wasn't over.
BMW-man backed up and with bicycle-man hanging on for dear life, sped backwards, and then forward just enough to slam the cyclist into a wall which essentially scraped him off the car. BMW-man then sped away leaving Bicycle-man to scrape himself up off the floor.
And it was all caught by a surveillance camera.
How the cyclist lived to tell the story, I don't know.
So now the Beverly Hills PD wants to find BMW-man and charge him with attempted murder.
Meanwhile, according to police, a bruised and battered Bicycle-man regrets punching BMW-man in the face.
And police hope BMW-man regrets trying to kill Bicycle-man -- and if he doesn't, they hope that spending a little time behind bars will help.
If you have any information on who BMW-man is, please call Detective Hyon at the Beverly Hills Police Department.
(FOX 11) Beverly Hills Police are searching for a driver accused of intentionally ramming a bicyclist into a dumpster and then fleeing.
The incident, which took place April 3rd, happened on the 9000 Block of Wilshire Boulevard between Wetherly Drive and Almont Drive. The car is described as a possible 2008 white BMW 328i.
"During the incident the bicyclist punched the driver in the face. Subsequently the driver of the vehicle threatened to kill the victim and then followed him into an alley," police said in a press release. "The driver intentionally rammed the bicyclist with his vehicle pinning him to a metal rolling trash bin."
The victim, police said, sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as a male/Middle Eastern or White, mid 30's with dark hair and dark eyes with a thin build. The suspect vehicle most likely sustained minor front end damage, according to police.
Anyone with information is asked to call Beverly Hills Police at 310-285-2156 or 310-285-2125. You may also provide information anonymously by calling, "Crime Stoppers" at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org/