A bicycle carrier caught using his bicycle as a weapon was fined $5,000 after being filmed using it as a tool to commit a serious crime.
The footage, posted to YouTube, shows a motorcyclist riding his bike past a stationary bicycle and hitting a man with his bicycle helmet on.
In the footage, the motorcyclists can be heard talking in a low voice.
“He’s a thief,” one of them says.
The cyclist then reaches out to his bicycle and starts to push it.
“Get it out of the way,” he says.
“I’m going to smash your bike.”
“I know you want to do this,” one man replies.
The rider responds: “I don’t need to smash my bike, I’m a thief.”
“It’s fine,” the motorbike rider says.
In a statement, the Bicycle Safety Alliance said: “The use of a bicycle by a person who is not trained in the use of it as weapon is a criminal offence.”
The rider was not wearing a helmet when he was injured.
“We will continue to hold companies accountable for their actions in ensuring safety of our customers and staff.”