Woodside Blotter: Cyclists Attack Car in 'Road Rage' Incident

Incidents from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office blotters in Woodside, from Jan. 16-26. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Jan. 16, 2013 2:57 p.m. - Grand Theft: Unknown suspects entered the victim's unlocked vehicle, parked near Woodside and Moore,  and stole his GPS unit receiver, valued at approximately $8,000. No suspect info or witnesses.

Jan. 16, 2013 5:16 p.m. - Burglary: Occurred near Highway 280 and Woodside Road. Unknown suspects smashed a locked vehicle's window and stole a locked box as well as several tools in the truck. Total loss valued at approximately $3,000. No witnesses or suspect info.

Jan. 26, 2013 10:18 a.m. - Identity Theft/Fraud: An unknown suspect stole the identity of a victim who lives in the 600 block of Glencrag Way and opened numerous credit accounts without his knowledge or permission. In all, six accounts were used at numerous retailers in McDonough, Ga. Total loss was around $4,000. No suspect leads at this time.

*Jan. 26, 2013 10:35 a.m. - Vandalism: A driver said that, while stopped at a stop sign at Cañada and Woodside roads, a group of cyclists he had just passed on the road about 50 feet earlier surrounded his car, punching and kicking the doors, mirrors and windows. Deputies searched the area for the cyclists with negative results.

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Reality Check February 06, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Think about this! People, especially serious bicyclists out on a group training ride, are not out looking for hapless motorists (or anyone else) to attack en masse. Such incidents are extremely rare even though there are undoubtedly tons of motorists and many of those same bicyclists sharing the road amicably every day of the week. And of course, now it comes out in some other local papers that this truck driver went out of his way to dangerously harass the bicyclists with his truck as he earlier passed them. Then, when much to his surprise, a group of them riding ~30 mph were able to catch up to him at the Woodside & Cañada Road stop sign, this clown expects the cops and the world at large to believe that he "cannot think of" why these bicyclists singled poor old insecure macho him out for what he tries to portray as an unprovoked attack. There was even a letter to editor from a woman who believes she may have been harassed by the same truck driver in that area in the past.
Jennifer van der Kleut February 06, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Wow. Thanks for the link to the additional details Aaron. The Sheriff's report did not mention any of those details.
Aaron February 07, 2013 at 01:11 AM
http://santacruz.patch.com/articles/chp-looking-for-1999-2004-dodge-ram-in-hit-and-run-of-highway-1-bicyclist If I was sheriff... I wouldn't bother to interview the driver about the incident on the 26th... rather I would be going through his bank and phone records to see where he was in May of 2012. Perhaps the owner has had a chance to wash the blood off his car and fix the headlight ... but if the driver of the truck could be placed on the road at that time ... well ... he sure has demonstrated animosity towards cyclists.
Aaron February 07, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Much of this I can't confirm.. am just trying to figure out based on what is coming through on a yahoo group. The Information is starting to break apart and few people answer "I was there and saw it" when asked how they know. a post on woodside nextdoor is making the driver out to be a teenage girl apparently ... even though a bunch of eyewitnesses said a man got out of the vehicle and tried to start a fight. and ... here is an interesting comment on the thread. BTW: I was "buzzed" by this truck while out riding on Canada Rd today (Friday afternoon.) The truck turned off & parked on Romero Rd, just off of Canada Rd, about a block North of Woodside Rd. Looks to be a local. makes me want to find the driver and question him/her.
Aaron February 10, 2013 at 01:23 AM
I am redacting the statement about the tire iron. I can not find a credible witness to confirm. Multiple witnesses confirm the following. Late model Dodge Ram Diesel With extended mirrors for hauling, license plate 6H69898 Passed Multiple cyclists at speeds estimated to be in excess of 60 MPH within 3 ft. Aggressively encroached cyclists at two stop signs, intentionally spewing diesel exhaust and burning tires. Swerved towards second group of cyclists after exchanging profanities with group he had just passed. These riders demounted their bikes and ran towards the shoulder in fear. Was Blockaded at woodside and canada rd by group of half dozen cyclists who pounded on his hood, mirrors, and windows. driver exits the vehicle briefly, presumably to start a fight, but gets back in. Driver then, runs his truck through the group attempting to bar his escape. was possibly accompanied by 2 other female passengers.


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