A father driving a newer Range Rover SUV was assaulted by a pack of angry motorcyclists in New York on Sunday afternoon, after the victim got caught in the middle of dozens of bikers, resulting in his accidentally tapping the back of one of the motorcycle’s fenders with his vehicle, or so he claims.
The incident resulted in a subsequent chase by the mob of angry motorcyclists, who chased the family over a span of 50 blocks of highway and city streets.
Alexian Lien, 33, claims through a family spokesperson that he accidentally tapped one of the motorcyclists fenders after dozens of motorcycles converged upon his vehicle. Lien says the drivers were “driving erratically.”
After Lien lightly hit one of the motorcyclists, one of the cyclists became angry and started messing with Lien’s vehicle. Lien had his wife and 2-year-old todddler in the car at the time.
A cyclists then proceeded to cut off Lien’s vehicle in what appears to be an effort to try to intimidate Lien.
Lien reportedly got spooked by the incident and made a move to try to flee, running over several motorcycles in the process.
The enraged bikers then set off in hot pursuit of the Lien’s SUV, following them for 50 blocks before Lien pulled off an exit and got stuck in New York traffic. The cyclists then got off their bikes and proceeded to smash the Lien’s windows in with their helmets, all while Lien’s wife and baby sat helpless.
There are conflicting reports as to what happened next. Some reports say that the angry mob pulled Lien from his vehicle and then beat him, others say that Lien took off by foot and was chased down by the mob and then beaten.
According to Find Law, Lien suffered two black yes and numerous puncture wounds to his face and chest.
Although rumors surfaced that the beating was in retaliation for Lien running over one of the motorcyclists and killing him, the New York Police Department says there is no evidence that anybody was harmed by Lien.
According to the New York Post, no arrests have been made, but police are continuing to investigate. Lien reportedly called 911 while he was being chased by the motorcycle club attendees. A clue as to the affiliation of the riders came from a patch on one of the rider’s jackets that read New Rochelle Motorcycle Club and Front Line Soldiers Motorcycle Club.
The motorcyclists apparently organized this particular ride though a blog called Hollywood Stunts, reports the NY Post.
One of the cyclists recorded the chase on his helmet mounted camera, capturing footage of the chase up until the point when the cyclists smashed the SUV’s windows. The video appears to stop right before the alleged beating occurred.
View the motorcycle mob video here: