After a story circulated with a disturbing video showing a mob of cyclists ambushing a man’s car, it caught the attention of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
Reporters posted the report on Twitter after a video obtained by reporters showed a man’s car being swarmed by a large group of cyclists. People can be seen taking turns kicking and scratching his car.
Someone even threw a brick in the back window, and another man used what appeared to be a bike chain to bash in Cashin’s front windshield.
Turner responded to a tweet, saying the incident is “totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
Totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated. st
— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) June 18, 2023
The incident happened on Thursday at about 8 p.m. near the intersection of S. MacGregor and Scott. The driver, Herschel Cashin, told reporters he was trying to get home when he found himself in the middle of dozens of bike riders.
In addition to the shattered front and back windshields, Cashin said both side mirrors were broken, and there were countless scratches and dents all over the car.