Police: Colorado cyclist mistaken for thief, rammed by van
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs police say a minivan driver intentionally hit a cyclist who he mistakenly thought had stolen his son’s bike.
Police say the cyclist suffered minor leg injuries when he was hit Monday but didn’t require hospitalization.
Investigators say the driver got out of the minivan and approached the cyclist, and the cyclist punched him, fearing he would be hit again.
The cyclist’s name wasn’t released.
Police identified the driver as Timothy Hombs. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault.
A woman who answered Hombs’ phone on Tuesday said he didn’t want to speak to a reporter.
Police say the bicycle didn’t belong to Hombs’ son.
Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com