A man in Australia landed himself in hot water last month after yelling at a couple of cyclists riding on the road rather than an available bike track.
Thomas Harris stumbled upon a pair of cyclists riding two abreast on a single-lane road in New South Wales. Eager to teach the cyclists a lesson, he decided to drive his ute on the bike track and overtake the cyclists who were on the road. Hilarity ensues.
“What’s the point of us spending this money if you’re not going to use it, you f**king d**kheads,” he yells.
One of the cyclists answers back, yelling “Hey, pull over, so I can have a chat.” Harris wasn’t having any of it and shouted back, “F**k off, f**king idiot! Use the f**king bike track you dumb c**t!”
Normally, that would have been the end of things. Unfortunately for Harris, the two cyclists were actually off-duty police officers and before long, the motorist was interviewed by police and issued a future court attendance notice.
The video, as well as news that Harris was in trouble for his antics, rapidly grew across social media in Australia. Many were supportive of the driver’s actions and a GoFundMe page was launched to help cover his legal fees. At the time of writing, $4030 had been raised.
“Thomas Harris, 28yo has been charged for trying to prove a point to the media about cyclists hogging roads when there are clearly government funded cycle ways in place for their safety and the safety of other road users,” the GoFundMe page reads.