Man allegedly uses BMX bike as weapon in north Everett fracas

EVERETT — A man is looking at a felony malicious mischief charge after he reportedly found a new role for the black BMX bicycle he rides around north Everett: using it to attack motorists.

The man, 50, was arrested Aug. 11. An Everett police officer spotted him standing in the middle of the road in the 2100 block of Hewitt Avenue, “swinging a metal bicycle around like a weapon.”

The officer drove up, parked and began to get out of his patrol car. That’s when the man in the street slammed the bicycle onto the patrol car’s hood, causing scrapes and gouges, according to a police report filed last week in Snohomish County Superior Court.

The officer soon had the man out of the street and in handcuffs. A driver approached to say the guy with the bike had just shattered the windshield of his car, too.

After being placed under arrest and reminded of his rights, the man with the bike agreed to speak with the officer. He reportedly said he broke out the motorist’s windshield because the driver would not give him any water.

As for clobbering the patrol car, the man “said he was mad because nobody would give him any water and he thought that if he hit the police car he would get some water.”

The man lists a downtown Everett apartment as his address. A pat down during arrest turned up a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine in a pants pocket, court papers say.

A check of his criminal history showed felony convictions for property crimes and two dozen misdemeanors, many for drug offenses. The man also was in violation of a court order prohibiting him from being on that stretch of Hewitt Avenue because of his drug history, the officer noted.

Scott North: 425-339-3431; north@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @snorthnews.

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