A 77-year-old man pulled out a small baseball bat Sunday afternoon during an altercation with a bicyclist on Broadway, according to police.
The driver struck the cyclist at the intersection of Broadway and Warren Street at about 1:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, both the driver and cyclist told police.
The cyclist said he was riding west on Broadway when the driver cut in front of him to take a right turn onto Warren Street. He said the driver struck him, causing him to fall over.
At that time, the driver pulled over and the men got into a verbal argument, according to police. The cyclist said he “simply wanted an apology,” but the driver refused, saying that it was the cyclist’s fault for not signaling a left turn – the cyclist said he was continuing straight on Broadway and, therefore, didn’t need to signal.
As the argument continued, the driver pulled the bat out of his vehicle, and that’s when the cyclist called police, according to police.
The driver told police he pulled out the bat because the cyclist “got in his face.” He said he is “77 years old and wasn’t about to get into it with him.”
Neither man was charged.