Durham cyclist gets Maced by impatient driver - WRBL

Durham cyclist gets Maced by impatient driver

Posted:
DURHAM, N.C. -

It's not your everyday case of road rage. A cyclist in Durham said an impatient driver sprayed him with Mace.

It happened on Tuesday near the intersection of Old Chapel Hill Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.

"It was pretty bad," explained Henry Evans. "I don't wish that on my worst enemy. Let's put it that way.

Evans has been pedaling the streets for 8 years.

"There's the occasional driver that gets too close and annoys you, but never somebody that attacks you," said Evans.

Evans said he was at a stop light and as the light turned green, a white Honda came swerving around him. He said it was a close call, so out of frustration he threw his hands up and yelled, "Go!"

Apparently, that didn't sit very well with the driver.

"I don't know what his issue was," said Evans.

He said the car stopped right in the middle of the road so he went to pass him on the driver's side. As soon as he got up to the window, that's when he said the driver sprayed him with Mace

"There was a big spray and I just go right into it, there's no way to avoid it," Evans said.

He rode straight to the police station and filed a report.

The driver sped away but before he did, Mace wasn't the only thing that caught Evans' eye.

"My first instinct when something like that happens was to look at his license plate number so I was able to get that," he said.

Police are investigating the case and Evans says they're now looking for that car.

If you have any information call the Durham Police Department.

Jonathan Rodriguez

Jonathan Rodriguez is an investigative reporter and member of the WNCN Investigates team. His storytelling specialty is connecting the dots to get to the truth, with a goal of delivering results for our community. If you have something you’d like WNCN to investigate, contact Jonathan.

More>>

  • Durham CountyMore>>

  • Duke University to hold Michael Brown forum Monday night

    Duke University to hold Michael Brown forum Monday night

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:32:26 GMT
    Lesley McSpadden, right, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, watches as Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family pictureduring a news conference Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Lesley McSpadden, right, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, watches as Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family pictureduring a news conference Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
    The issues surrounding the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. will be discussed in the Triangle Monday night when Duke University will hold a town hall forum.
    The issues surrounding the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. will be discussed in the Triangle Monday night when Duke University will hold a town hall forum.
  • Granville Co. farmer donates 'ugly' corn to local charities

    Granville Co. farmer donates 'ugly' corn to local charities

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:48:11 GMT
    Nearly $3,000 worth of corn was donated to the Produce Box by farmer Gary Fuller, of Granville County.Nearly $3,000 worth of corn was donated to the Produce Box by farmer Gary Fuller, of Granville County.
    Rather than throw away thousands of ears of "ugly but good" corn, foiled after very wet summer, a local farmer chose to donate them to the needy.
    Rather than throw away thousands of ears of "ugly but good" corn, foiled after very wet summer, a local farmer chose to donate them to the needy.
  • Former Marine closes in on goal to keep coffee shop open

    Former Marine closes in on goal to keep coffee shop open

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:50 AM EDT2014-08-30 05:50:17 GMT
    Matt Victoriano's military background influenced every aspect of his Durham coffee house and bar, Intrepid Life.Matt Victoriano's military background influenced every aspect of his Durham coffee house and bar, Intrepid Life.
    A business owner and former Marine says he may be able to keep his Durham coffee shop open after receiving an outpouring of support from the community.
    A business owner and former Marine says he may be able to keep his Durham coffee shop open after receiving an outpouring of support from the community.
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.