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Tips are coming in, but Boise police still looking for reported road-rage bicyclist

Boise police are trying to identify this man so they can talk to him about an alleged road rage incident. The photo was taken by a car passenger who reported the man battered the vehicle and tried to open her car door.
Boise police are trying to identify this man so they can talk to him about an alleged road rage incident. The photo was taken by a car passenger who reported the man battered the vehicle and tried to open her car door. Provided by Boise police

A photo snapped by the reported victim in a series of road-rage incidents one June evening sparked a flurry of interest and tips to Boise police Monday, but by Tuesday afternoon no arrest had been reported and police are still seeking more tipsters and witnesses.

The photographed man in a bike helmet allegedly caused more than $1,000 damage to a vehicle in a chain of three incidents on Fort Street and ParkCenter Boulevard on June 22, Boise police report. The man and woman in the car told officers the man first rode up to them and hit the windshield with his hand, then attacked the car two more times, kicking and hitting the passenger door and tearing off the passenger-side mirror. The bicyclist also reportedly tried to open the locked passenger door, and the female passenger took his photo, police said.

No information has been released about what might have triggered the alleged aggression, which happened during the Thursday evening commute.

Police hope to talk to the bicyclist to help piece together the full story of what happened. 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.

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