After allegedly following a Toronto cyclist down a tight alleyway last week, an agitated driver blared his horn and declared, “Looks like another dead cyclist.”
Colin Powell claims the motorist was attempting to convince him from behind to steer his bicycle in another direction while approaching an alley close to Toronto’s Little Italy neighborhood. The driver’s constant screaming and honking eventually “rattled” Powell, who stopped his bike to collect himself after the alleged harasser yelled the aforementioned threat and began pulling into his garage.
“There’s no space to move. There’s definitely not space for a bike and a car to be next to each other,” Powell recalled to As It Happens CBC Radio host Carol Off.
The incident was immediately reported to Toronto police, who cited privacy concerns in declining to confirm whether an official report had been filed.
“This is a police matter and it’s not our job to tell the police how to do their jobs. But an act like that — a threat like that — needs to be followed up on,” said Toronto Coun. Mike Layton.