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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:02 PM

Police Have 'Strong Suspect' in Assault by Cyclist Over Racial Justice Flyers

Source: NBC Baltimore

Police have a “strong suspect” after a cyclist was caught on video this week on a Maryland bike trail gripping a young woman’s arm as he ripped a racial justice flyer out of her hand. One of two other young people with her told News4's Pat Collins the cyclist rammed him with his bike and pinned him to the ground.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said Montgomery County Park Police have a suspect thanks to the “great response” to widely circulated video footage of the cyclist. An arrest is expected soon, sources said.

At the same time, multiple men say internet sleuths trying to identify the cyclist have falsely accused them in the attack and tarred their reputations online.

“I think it’s OK to do your own detective work if you like, but I very much draw the line at putting out names publicly unless there’s a positive ID,” one man said. He asked News4 not to use his name.

Read more: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/police-have-strong-suspect-in-assault-by-cyclist-over-racial-justice-flyers/2324220/



From Michelle Kosinski:

NEW: Official source: Bethesda Bicycle Biff (actual name to come) is under arrest.
Being processed in the jail as we speak.


"Bicycle Biff"!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:06 PM

1. "Bicycle Biff' - love it!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:06 PM

2. Bicycle Biff

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:08 PM

3. Good news! His features are very distinctive in the enhanced version..

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 01:54 AM

12. Whoa, look at his skin in the enhanced picture

He's a lizard person! Dammit, Alex Jones was right all along! Lizard people are among us! And acting like assholes, apparently.

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Response to HuskyOffset (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 02:37 AM

16. Wonder what Anthony Brennan III does for a living and

will he be fired? I can't imagine attacking little kids with flyers was all worth it.

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 02:23 AM

13. Wow!

I'm old and fat. If I was with those kids I'd be in jail right now for busting his nose and throwing his bike over that fence. Unreal...…...

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 02:32 AM

15. It's totally unreal... like so much of what is going on

now.. like The Twilight Zone!

Not an "entire" country.. but enough that ASSFACE got rigged in..

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Response to Cha (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 08:43 PM

19. Lyndon Johnson (a Southerner) Knew Exactly Why ...

... appeals to racism, sexism or anti-semitism can work so well.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 09:04 PM

20. Exactly.. LBJ knew.. TY for the reminder, TCADem

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:08 PM

4. He's just mad because he was born without lips.

That kind of thing can wear on a man.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:09 PM

5. Park Police tweet w/ addl info

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:13 PM

6. Thanks! With even police departments communicating on Twitter and Facebook, it's tough to get....

....a good credible source of the facts.

Thanks again.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:48 PM

9. the 3rd?

Of course he is. The higher the generational suffix number, the bigger the asshole. You know it is going to go that way when the kid/parent calls him Bicycle Biff II, instead of "jr".

I went to school with a 4, and always signed his full name, no initials.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:18 PM

7. "Another one bites the dust, hey, hey ..."

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Response to Miigwech (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:49 PM

8. One of my favorites:

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 11:25 PM

10. Cyclists are supposed to be the good guys...

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 12:49 AM

11. Thank goodness they've made an arrest. Twitter cause a lot of unnessary pain....

for people they thought looked like the photo. Shame on those armchair detectives.

They're all so sorry now that they've damaged two people's lives....


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Park Police MC @ParkPolice

Thanks to tips from the community we identifed a suspect in the assault on the Capital Crescent Trail. A short while ago, Anthony Brennan 3rd of Kensington MD was taken into custody on the strength of a District Court arrest warrant. Official press release is available below.

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Laura Miers @LauraMiers

Poor John Damskey and Peter Weinberg. I’ve seen their names associated with this case for 24 hrs now. While social media often works quickly to identify bad actors, it can be a reckless process...sometimes even wrong.



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Liz @BoomerSoonerGal

Twitter deciding two other guys "looked" like the guy goes to show the judicial system shouldn't rely so heavily on eye witness descriptions. All 3 of the men (2 innocent & 1 arrested) do look a lot alike. Wonder how many innocent people are in jail for looking like someone else?


KY...........

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 02:27 AM

14. Another DUer called him Bike Tyson......lol

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 02:53 AM

17. Is that a MAGA bike helmet???

Looks like the right shade of red.

Is nothing sacred? Apparently not.




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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 08:26 PM

18. Maryland cyclist arrested for assault on teens apologizes

Updated 2:32 pm CDT, Saturday, June 6, 2020



Photo: AP
This photo provided by the Maryland-National Capital Park Police shows Anthony Brennan III. The Maryland-National Capital Park Police say that Brennan was arrested Friday, June 5, 2020, after a video appeared to show him violently grab an object from a young adult who was posting signs protesting the death of George Floyd. (Maryland-National Capital Park Police via AP)

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man charged with assaulting three teenagers after a video showed him grabbing a protest flyer from one of teens is apologizing.

In a statement released by his lawyers, 60-year-old Anthony Brennan III of Kensington, Maryland, said he is “sick with remorse for the pain and fear I caused the victims on the trail."

Maryland-National Capital Park Police said Friday night that Brennan was charged with three counts of second-degree assault. The widely seen video shows an adult cyclist grabbing the wrist of a woman June 1 and then ripping a flyer from her hand. With his bicycle, he then bears down on another victim who was recording the incident.

Efforts on Social media to find the attacker prior to Friday's arrest resulted in multiple men being wrongly identified as the attacker by Twitter users.

More:
https://www.chron.com/news/article/Maryland-cyclist-arrested-for-assault-on-teens-15321811.php

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