Bryan Larsen Says He Was Assaulted on Bike But Cops Wonder if He's Partly to Blame: Video

Categories: Crime-iny, Ride Me

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Avoid the bottles, Betty Boop!
Semi-professional bicyclist Bryan Larsen drew a lot of attention for YouTube video he posted of being "assaulted" by bottles flung by a lass in a pickup that passed his bike on Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point. But the resulting criminal case has been kicked back by prosecutors to Orange County sheriff's investigators, who've been directed to gather more evidence.

Larsen believes it was assault when the bottles of water and Gatorade hit him on May 31 as he was riding in a bike lane, and many fellow cyclists have complained on social media that sheriff's investigators have not done enough to catch the perps.

Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jeff Hallock told City News Service that investigators got the truck's license plate in the video and were able to determine a suspect. But Hallock added that Larsen may not be blameless in the incident, having "made disparaging remarks to the driver" that could subject the cyclist to misdemeanor inciting a fight.

The DA's instructions were to gather evidence that would make the case against the woman and/or Larsen stronger, Hallock said.

Who do you think is at fault? Here's the video Larsen shot with his cell phone:

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