Beverly Hills police were seeking the driver of a BMW caught on video running down a bicyclist and pinning him against a metal trash bin in a fit of road rage, authorities said Tuesday.
The attack occurred about 6 p.m. on April 3, following an argument between the bicyclist and the driver. The bicyclist punched the driver in the face and the driver threatened to kill the bicyclist, according to a Beverly Hills police statement.
The driver followed the bicyclist into an alley in the 9000 block of Wilshire Boulevard, where he drove past the bicyclist, turned around in a driveway, took aim, and hit the gas.
Grainy, black-and-white video shows the white BMW 328i slamming into the bicyclist, who falls down and then is dragged along the alley as the car drives in reverse.
The bicyclist received non-life threatening injuries, Beverly Hills police said.
Authorities described the suspect as a thin Middle-Eastern or white man in his mid 30s with dark hair and dark eyes. The vehicle, a late-model white BMW 328i, probably has some front-end damage, police said.
Anyone with information about the crime can contact Detective Eric Hyon at 310-285-2156 or Beverly Hills police at 310-285-2125. Crime Stoppers accepts anonymous tips at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or on its website, lacrimestoppers.org.