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Jesse Encounters Bike Rager

SR photog Jesse Tinsley had a close encounter with a bike rager Wednesday: "As I was walking through downtown Spokane yesterday, I came upon a guy on a bike yelling at a woman on another bike. He was lunging at her like a false charging bear and she was screaming and crying. I didn't know how to stop this little scene, but it pissed me off. I started shooting pictures, which distracted him. When he turned on me, he told me to mind my own business. I told him "You can't talk to a lady like that." He said I was just a wierdo with a camera. I told him if anything happens to that woman, I have evidence for the police. He said he wasn't doing anything wrong and I didn't know anything about him. I said I know all I need to know. We agreed to disagree. Fortunately, he didn't want to throw down on a street corner and I didn't have to run away screaming. Just another day in Spokane, Washington."

Question: What would you have done?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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