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Suspected road-rage incident captured by surveillance camera in Beverly Hills

Video shows BMW ramming bicyclist; police are looking for the driver

A suspected road-rage incident involving a motorist and bicyclist was videotaped by a surveillance camera and police in Beverly Hills, California, are trying to locate the driver of the car: a BMW 328i, perhaps 2008 or later.

The incident was April 3 but the Beverly Hills Police Department uploaded the footage Tuesday. As viewers can see, the driver turns around in an alley, rams the cyclist with the car, and then drags the bicyclist backwards before going forward and making an escape. The alley is between Wetherly and Almont drives.

The police issued a statement that reads: “The driver intentionally rammed the bicyclist with his vehicle pinning him to a metal rolling trash bin.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that the bicyclist, who was not seriously injured, told police that he had fought with the driver earlier in the day.

“The bicyclist punched the driver in the face,” police said, and the driver “threatened to kill the victim and follow him” into the alley, in which the footage was captured.

The driver of the BMW is described as a white or Middle Eastern male in his mid-30s, with dark hair, dark eyes, and a slim build.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Eric Hyon at (310) 285-2156.