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Bicycle Ninja Pulled Over on 'Police Women of Broward County' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 27th 2011 5:42AM
Bicyle Ninja and Det. Julie BowerDet. Julie Bower has seen a lot of things in her many years of police work, but a cyclist who thinks his martial arts skills will save him from being injured by a car was a new one on her.

On 'Police Women of Broward County' (Thu., 9PM ET on Lifetime) Det. Brower pulled over a guy riding his bicycle down the middle of the highway after he ran a red light. Not only that, he was also riding one-handed as he was busy talking on his cell phone.

The laidback cyclist seemed unconcerned by the danger he was creating for himself and other road users, and bragged "I normally go about 20 miles an hour on this ... 'cause I'm really athletic."

When Det. Bower warned him that drivers might not see him coming, and could hit him, he just shrugged and offered a bizarre explanation of why that's not a problem for him. "Well ... I do karate a lot. If anything happens I can just jump off the bike."

An incredulous Det. Bower asked the cycling warrior, "You can't karate-chop a car, can you?", to which he scoffed, "No, but I can jump over it."

Wow. So, because he's in shape and knows karate, our cycling ninja's pretty sure he can peddle down the middle of the highway at 20 miles an hour, while talking on his cell phone, and somehow, in an emergency, his training will just kick in and enable him to jump off the bike and over an oncoming vehicle.

We sure hope for all concerned that he'll never be callled upon to put these bizarre road safety skills into action. Don't try this at home, kids.

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jkelnjshor

Guess most of you all don't ride,the idea of riding with traffic is to be behind vehicles,reason being if there is any kind of defensive driving on the autos. part the cyclist is not part of or under it ... now try that against traffic the driver will avoid a car because the bicycle and rider will do less damage than the other car. I've been bike riding for over 50 yrs. with traffic and never been hit yet.Leave the lady cop alone at least she is working!

May 28 2011 at 2:15 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Chele

first off the guy was stupid on bike with cell phone, and ran the red light, she had the right to pull him over and give him a third degree with questions let the cop do her job

May 28 2011 at 2:14 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jmarkus454

Bikes are vehicles. Riders and other vehicle users should drive accordingly.
Those in 'cages' that cannot make the necessary mental adjustments to drive safely on the road with a variety of other legitimate, law abiding users (from pedestrian thru bikes to cars to trucks) should NOT be driving.
Bicyclists also need to learn and follow the rules of the road to allow safe transport for themselves and all other road users. cyclists fare best when the act as traffic and are treated as such. The statistics prove this by showing the accidents invovling bikes are by products of cars and bikes doing illegal things and not acting in predictable, regulated fashion.
Personal comments about the officer or the bike rider establish nothing and dso nothing to advance the quality of this (or any other ) discussion and should be dropped from the list.
Jeff
The Chicagoan

May 28 2011 at 1:56 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Mr. Needles Ca.

this lady is clearly a feminist man hater. she thinks that she has to teach this man how to use the cross walk. if the role was reverst and a off duty office was teaching a woman how to use the cross walk ....woooo man the he would be making public apologies and may even fired or exiled to another country.

May 28 2011 at 12:30 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
Sekinu2

Man Florida has 65 year old women cops? Sun has aged her badly and might be time to update the 1984 hair a bit too lol

May 28 2011 at 12:24 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
Geraldine

First, I'd like to say the video is bad; it kept stopping and could hardly be understood. Second, I don't know when the law was passed saying to walk or bike ride in the same direction as traffic. Years ago, walking and bike riding was done going in the opposite direction which makes sense. This is so you can see whats coming and can react to most circumstances; if your back is to traffic you have less chance of avoiding problems.

May 28 2011 at 12:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Sekinu2

Geraldine Bike riding and walking has always been the law to go with traffic. It is done as if your riding next to park cars you can see a door open and not be doored and the cars from behind can swerve if you move. If riding head on you can get doored easier and if you make a sudden move its into traffic and cars have no time to react. i hope you don't advise kids as your way off.

May 28 2011 at 12:26 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
Susan

Legally, bicycles are vehicles and as such are required to abide by traffic laws, including traveling on the appropriate side of the street just as cars do.

May 28 2011 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ataloss

For a minute, I thought that cop was Ms dog the bounty hunter on weight watchers.

May 28 2011 at 11:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
owr1491

This is the NEW police profile? bradsknn hit it on the head, "Bimbo witrh a badge." The public is supposed to take this "COP," seriously? No wonder he gave stupid answers, I would have done the same thing. Come on people, this is NOT a police officer. I will repeat myself, a "Bimbo with a badge."

May 28 2011 at 11:39 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ellistom

she wanted to "teach him a lesson"? about what?? And that wasn't a "highway" he was on, it was a street, look at it again. This police-princess with a face for radio obviously was having a boring day and wanted to try to show-off her badge to someone.

May 28 2011 at 11:35 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
bradsknn

What kind of flake is this cop? Wouldn't "Bimbo with a Badge" be a more appropriate?

May 28 2011 at 10:48 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

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