Dalton, Georgia – Alan Crocker lives in Dalton, Georgia and bikes to work every day to Rome, Georgia wearing a Garmin camera on his helmet. Recently, he got into an altercation with a driver and it was all caught on video.
First you see the blue pickup truck pass Crocker on the left. Crocker felt like the truck was too close to him so he flipped the driver off.
“Just be careful with your gestures. You never know who is in that car ahead of you,” he says.
That’s when the trouble begins.
Responding to Crocker’s gesture, the angry driver tries to block him in, but Crocker rides around him.
The truck passes him again (with more middle fingers from Crocker) and it looks like it’s all over, but that’s just the beginning.
Miles down the road, the pickup truck is pulled over and waiting for him. Crocker approaches cautiously and tries to warn the driver that he is wearing a camera on his helmet, but it didn’t stop what happened next.
The driver pushes Crocker off his bicycle and briefly wrestles with him before eventually getting back into his truck and leaving Crocker on the side of the road.
Floyd County police say they arrived shortly afterward because the pickup truck driver, identified as Johnny McIntosh, called 911 to report that a cyclist was intimidating him.
But Crocker played the video for police and when they saw the situation with their own eyes, they decided it was the other way around.
“The officers were able to quickly determine that he was the aggressor and that I wasn’t.” Crocker says.
The pickup truck driver was charged with battery and taken to jail.