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A California driver had a bizarre reaction to cutting off a cyclist—he proceeded to get out of his car and harangue the cyclist, threatening him. Fortunately, it was all caught on video.
According to SF Gate, Ryan Lewis was driving in Newport Beach, California, when the front of his car brushed a cyclist ‘s elbow. The cyclist responded appropriately: “Don’t hit me,” he told Lewis.
This somehow prompted Lewis to call him a “dead man walking” and ask him, “What are you gonna do? Put it on tape? Surfer against a queer, huh? Is that what you're gonna do, tough guy? You're not so tough, are you, small guy? You're a short little guy."
He continued on this tirade, telling the cyclist, “If there wasn't any witnesses, you know what I'd do to you? I'd pull Trump on ya.”
Lewis was confronted with video of the incident by a local CBS station, and he appeared appropriately abashed.
“I'm just an old surfer, knucklehead, and I do apologize for using the words that I used,” he told the CBS affiliate.
“I'm very embarrassed. I'm on the news saying, 'Hey, I screwed up.'"
While Lewis acknowledged his terrible behavior, the fact that he almost hit a cyclist and saw no immediate fault of his own speaks volumes about his character—particularly as he threatened to “pull a Trump” on the innocent cyclist.
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