Stephen R. Gittens’ “reckless and dangerous” bicycling on Broadway and Prospect Streets in Cambridge earlier this past week ultimately led to him unleashing a fit of ‘bike rage’ on a Cambridge Police Officer and his being arrested for several Violent Crimes Charges.
Gittens, 48, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon; Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon; Assault & Battery on a Police Officer; Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct.
According to the Cambridge Police Department, Gittens was riding his bike in a “reckless and dangerous fashion” by “dangerously weaving in and out of oncoming traffic.” When officers stopped Gittens in order to inform him that it was unsafe for him to interfere with traffic in that manner, Gittens allegedly began to verbally abuse the officer.
As the officer got out of his police vehicle, Gittens allegedly attacked the officer, throwing his bike at him and punching him in the face. As Gittens managed to then wrestle the officer to the ground, he allegedly then tried to remove the officer’s gun from his holster. Nearby bystanders were able to assist the Cambridge Police Officer, who then managed to subdue Gittens and pepper-spray him.
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