Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

Cyclist ripped off bike by firefighters who saw him punch woman, 60, at random

A group of have-a-go hero firefighters chased after a cyclist who punched an unsuspecting woman and ripped him off his bike.

Surveillance footage captured the cyclist, named by police as Daniel Biggs, 53, as he rode behind the 60 year-old woman in Brooklyn, New York, on August 26 and punch her in the mouth.

She was knocked to the ground by the force of the unprovoked attack. But the attacker said to be Biggs soon found himself getting a taste of his own medicine after being pursued by three firemen from a local firehouse who saw what he did.

Video shows them running down the pavement, picking up speed to catch up with the cyclist. Moments later, he is yanked off his bike and pinned to the ground, with police then called to make an arrest over Biggs’ alleged attack.

Police say Biggs put up a fight after the takedown, and managed to leave a firefighter with a black eye while attempting to escape.

Locals told CBSNY that alleged his victim was well-liked in the area – but also expressed surprise at the usually-unassuming Biggs’ sudden burst of alleged violence.

Biggs has been charged with crimes including assault and alleged assault, and was freed on bail after being arraigned. No motive for the attack has been given.

He has a string of previous arrests for crimes including assault and robbery.

The clip of his capture has been widely shared online, with online commenters praising the firefighters for getting involved.

One internet user who re-shared the video wrote: ‘Don’t forget Firefighters are HUGE Patriots especially FDNY!

‘They also work very closely with the NYPD all the time! They are good people & wi[email protected] stand for crime. @fdny @nypd THANK YOU.’

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