Road Rage Live: Bikes, Beef Patties and Blogs


photos by Adam Krawesky via SpacingWire

Toronto bicyclist Leah was upset when a driver in Kensington Market tossed half a beef pattie out his window; she picked it up and tossed it back into his car. This is something I have always wanted to do but lacked her nerve; perhaps I was right for he got out and mayhem ensued, involving keys, baseball bats and Adam Krawesky, who caught it all on film. It was posted on Photo site Citynoise.org; picked up by BoingBoing and hit the mainstream press all over the world. (Toronto Star here)

Today I watched a group of teenagers throw an entire bundle of paper towels into the air and laugh at the mess- I wanted to yell at them and be like Leah but was afraid of being knifed. The Police told Leah that if she pressed charges of assault they would have to charge her with mischief, so he is free to toss patties and beat up bicyclists again. Lesson: Don't do anything yourself to save the City because you might get beaten up or worse; Don't bother the police because Dylan was right: they don't need you and they expect the same. Just watch the City rot and plan your exit. ::Spacing