Say hello to Larry McLaughlin and Christopher Touchstone. They allegedly believed it would be a laugh riot to shoot a random cyclist north of Fresno, California. They didn’t figure this cyclist was a cop.
An off-duty Fresno County sheriff’s deputy was shot Tuesday afternoon while cycling.
The deputy was cycling when he heard a sound and felt something strike his back. The deputy was knocked from his bike.
The deputy saw the rear passenger of a blue SUV pull a rifle back inside the vehicle.
One wonders if the shooter targeted the victim as a cyclist or as a law enforcement officer. The guy was off-duty and likely out of uniform, right?
Whenever I ask non-cyclists not to honk at cyclists, they often react with surprise.
“I sometimes honk to let you know I’m behind you!” they explain.
Yesterday, The Onion posted audio about “New, Anger Powered Cars” and I thought “I’ve heard this one before.”