Wednesday, May 17, 2006

People Suck.


Posted on Wed, May. 17, 2006
Trio arrested for alleging injuring motorcyclist with rope across road
By Kimra McPherson
Mercury News

Three Los Gatos residents who allegedly strung a rope across a roadway and seriously injured a passing motorcyclist were arrested Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office reported.

Donald Bryant, 62, Donna Olsen, 46, and Edward Anderson, 48, all were taken into custody on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and battery causing serious bodily injury, sheriff's spokesman Deputy Serg Palanov said.

The incident took place on Loma Chiquita Road, a private road in the unincorporated hills above Los Gatos where motorcycle riding has caused conflict among residents, Palanov said.

Bryant, Olsen and Anderson apparently saw a group of dirt bikers leave the neighborhood May 6 for a ride through the hills nearby, Palanov said. While the bikers were gone, the trio allegedly tied a rope to a tree on one side of the road. Then they crouched in the bushes on the other side, waiting for the bikers to return.

The riders came back around 8 p.m., Palanov said. The first motorcyclist was traveling between 20 and 25 mph as he rode toward the rope. When he got close, the trio allegedly pulled the rope taut across the road.

The rope struck the motorcyclist in the jaw, Palanov said, and he was thrown backward, landing on the ground on top of his motorcycle.

The second rider to approach the rope noticed his companion on the ground, Palanov said. He was able to slow to 5 mph before striking the rope -- which, he told deputies, he saw being pulled taut -- and sustained minor injuries.

The first motorcyclist spent five days in a coma and required more than 500 stitches and several titanium plates in his face to repair bone damage and tissue loss, Palanov said. The man is no longer in a coma, but Palanov could not say if he was still in the hospital.

Eyewitness interviews ultimately led sheriff's deputies to Bryant, Olsen and Anderson, Palanov said.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Dean Baker at (408) 808-4500.
Contact Kimra McPherson at kmcpherson@mercurynews.com or (408) 920-5928.

Comments:
B@st@ards! I hope the guy with 500 stitches sues them for every penny they are worth and they lose their pretty, pretty Los Gatos houses.

A pox on them!

-Louise
 
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