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Recognize this man? Motorists say he damaged car in series of road rage incidents

Boise police are trying to identify this man so they can talk to him about an alleged road rage incident.
Boise police are trying to identify this man so they can talk to him about an alleged road rage incident.

Boise police on Monday circulated a photo of an upset-looking man in a bike helmet as part of their investigation into a series of road rage incidents June 22 between a bicyclist and a car Downtown.

The male driver and his female passenger told police the man rode up to their vehicle on Fort Street during the evening commute and hit the windshield with his hand, and they encountered him again on Fort and on ParkCenter Boulevard, said Boise Police Department spokesman Ryan Larrondo.

In the subsequent altercations, the motorists told police, the bicyclist hit and kicked the car’s passenger door, tried to open that door, and tore off the passenger-side mirror, Larrondo said. The vehicle reportedly sustained more than $1,000 in damage.

Police hope to talk to the bicyclist to help piece together the full story of what happened, and they’re seeking the public’s help to identify him. The photo they’re circulating was reportedly taken by the passenger in the car.

Information about what triggered the alleged road rage was not immediately available.

The suspect is described as a white male who is 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, in his 50s, wearing black biking shorts and a white and black biking shirt

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, go to the Crime Stoppers website or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.

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