RIDGEFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police were asking for the public’s help Wednesday in finding a pair of motorcyclists involved in the apparent road-rage beating of a van driver.
They say one of the bikers they’re seeking beat the driver, and then joined another man in smashing the victim’s van.
It all began in stop-and-go traffic on Route 46 on Monday at around 5:30 p.m.
The 58-year-old victim, who was driving a van, said a man riding a white motorcycle apparently thought he’d cut them off, and they exchanged words.
A man on a green motorcycle then smashed the van’s side mirror and sped off, police said. The victim followed the motorcycle to a parking lot where he attempted to box it in, police said.
That’s when the driver of the white motorcycle took the confrontation to an even uglier level, CBS 2’s John Slattery reported.
“The other motorcycle came from behind. He was standing, thrown to the ground and dragged along the parking lot,” Ridgefield Police Capt. Richard Besser said. “He has a swollen face and has road rash on his back.”
Besser said the two bikers were not finished with their damage.
“The suspect ripped off both of the van’s mirrors and broke the driver’s side window of the van,” he said.
The assailants, however, likely never expected a security camera to record a photo at the time of the alleged assault.
Police said one of the motorcycles was a Suzuki GSX-R, adding the driver of the green motorcycle was wearing a matching green helmet. He’s about 5-foot-9, according to police. The driver of the white motorcycle was riding with a female passenger. He is at least 6-4, between 230 and 240 pounds, and spoke both English and Spanish, police said.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Ridgefield Police at (201) 943-5210.
Last October in Manhattan, a dozen motorcyclists were accused of brutally beating an SUV driver who collided with one of the bikers. Of the dozen arrested, one was an off-duty police officer.
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