Thursday, 20 August 2009


Barish said he was heading to dinner on A1A with his convertible top down on Aug. 13 when he came upon a group of cyclists riding in front of him. They were taking up the entire lane.

He tapped his horn a couple of times to let them know he was passing, Barish said.

Some witnesses, according to a police report, said Barish hit one of the bicycles as he was passing the bike pack.

The cyclist:

McDonald told police he never touched Barish and was trying to calm everyone down. He said Barish hit him in the jaw.

The motorist:

Barish, who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, was carrying a gun that day. ``In another minute or so, I was going to take out my gun and take a couple of them out,'' he said. ``I don't think the whole road belongs to them.''

Well, you can guess who the police arrested and charged with two offences.

Footnote. This Florida story now seems to have been changed...