Share
Commentary

Punk Swipes Knife at Motorcyclist, Realizes He Picked the Wrong Guy When the Biker's Vest Opens

Share

Cell phone video shows how a road rage incident between a motorcyclist and a man armed with a knife nearly ended with the swipe of a blade before things took an unexpected turn.

Rafael Vincent Rivera is currently being held without bond over the incident that transpired at a Flagler County, Florida, intersection on Wednesday.

According to WKMG, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office investigators say the altercation started when 50-year-old Rivera allegedly cut in front of a motorcycle rider before stopping and exiting his truck with a knife.

Expecting trouble, the stopped biker slipped on brass knuckles.

The two then confronted each other before the biker’s wife started recording.

Trending:
Sheriff Briefs State After Disturbing Discovery in Lake: 'A Horrible Set of Facts Appears to Be Developing'

Footage shows the two motorists squaring off as Rivera taunts the motorcyclist, telling him to “get on your bike and go!” Suddenly, things radically escalate as Rivera leans in and swipes his knife seemingly right at the neck of the victim.

Within seconds, the biker opened his vest and drew a concealed firearm on Rivera.

That put a definite end to the knife swipes.

Rivera refused to drop his blade, instead phoning police while retreating to his truck.

Should the motorcyclist face any charges?

The video, filled with as much profanity as you’d expect from a tense armed standoff, can be seen here. [Graphic language warning.]

The biker, alongside Rivera, was initially detained by police.

After interviewing witnesses and reviewing the footage however, authorities released the motorcyclist and formally placed Rivera under arrest on a count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill.

Rivera was then booked into the Flagler County jail.

Fortunately for everyone involved, this incident ended without bloodshed. Not all road rage confrontations end this way, with some resulting in absolute tragedy for innocent families.

Related:
TikTok Star Behind Bars After Allegedly Exposing Privates to Kids at Pool; Unthinkably Blames the 'Little Boys' for Their Own Trauma

This isn’t always the case, however.

Sometimes armed citizens are able to respond, putting a definite end to the possibility of further violence.

Thankfully the armed victims in these stories had something just as important as a loaded firearm — a cool head under pressure.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →



We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
, , ,
Share
Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard and is a husband, dad and aspiring farmer.
Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He is a husband, dad, and aspiring farmer. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard. If he's not with his wife and son, then he's either shooting guns or working on his motorcycle.
Location
Arkansas
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Military, firearms, history




Conversation