BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) - Authorities today sought public help to find a hit- and-run motorist who intentionally struck a bicyclist during a road-rage fight in Beverly Hills. The confrontation began about 6 p.m. April 3 near Doheny Drive and Clinton Way, and involved the bicyclist and a man driving a white BMW 328i, possibly a 2008 or newer model, Beverly Hills police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said. ``During the incident, the bicyclist punched the driver in the face,'' Hoshino said.
``Subsequently, the driver of the vehicle threatened to kill the victim, and followed him into an alley in the 9000 block of Wilshire Boulevard ... (and) the driver intentionally rammed the bicyclist with his vehicle, pinning (the victim) to a metal rolling trash bin,'' Hoshino said. The bicyclist's injuries were not life threatening. Police released security video showing the car hitting the bicyclist, and also released a composite drawing of the suspect, described as white or Middle Eastern, in his mid-30s, with dark hair and eyes and a thin build.
Anyone with more information on the case was urged to call Detective Eric Hyon, (310) 285-2156; the watch commander, (310) 285-2125; or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS.
Michael Linder, KABC News