Thursday, September 05, 2013

Life in "Progress" city - NY edition

The NYPD says thugs are beating and mugging bike riders on a popular Manhattan bike path.

The victim of one attack recently came forward to tell fellow riders to be on guard, CBS 2’s Don Champion reported Tuesday.

The bike path along the Hudson River is popular with New Jersey bikers who take the route and cross the George Washington Bridge to get home at night in the dark.

One victim told Champion he’s always on guard, but was not expecting what he got when he turned one corner.

“It’s a little surreal,” said Keith Cho, who had one eye swollen shut. “It was very traumatic. I’ve never been jumped before.”

A rope mark burned into his neck detailed the reason behind Cho’s newfound sense of insecurity.


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