Pedestrian may have chased, injured cyclist who reportedly slapped him, police say
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Friday, October 9, 2015 10:32AM EDT
A bizarre and violent incident between a cyclist and a pedestrian in Little Italy Sunday afternoon has prompted police to release a video of the confrontation to the public.
Police are now actively looking for the pedestrian seen in the video.
According to reports provided to police, a 53-year-old man was heading east on his bike on College Street, near Euclid Avenue, when he approached a man standing in the eastbound lane of College Street, attempting to cross.
The video appears to show the cyclist slapping the male pedestrian, causing something to fall on the ground. The cyclist continued east on College Street toward Markham Street.
The pedestrian got into a black BMW and drove east on College, eventually catching up to the cyclist at Markham Street.
The BMW and the cyclist collided and the driver and vehicle failed to remain at the scene.
Police said the cyclist suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital.
The driver of the BMW is described as five-feet-eight inches tall with a medium build. The BMW is described as a black M3 or 3 series coupe, with two doors and black rims. The car will likely have damage to its front right or right side.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).