A cyclist in Perth, Western Australia has uploaded some shocking footage showing the moment when he was confronted by a knife-wielding motorist.
The video shows a driver of a 4WD vehicle crossing a double white line before attempting to get through a roundabout ahead of the cyclist. The cyclist narrowly avoids being knocked to the ground before shouting “what the f— are you doing.”
The motorist then speeds past the cyclist before pulling in, then leaping out and threatening him with a large knife.
“You f**king dickhead, you f**king touched my car. You pull out. You’re a f**king idiot. I could charge you for that you piece of s–t.” the driver can be heard shouting at the cyclist.
The cyclist who has cameras attached to both his helmet and bike drops his bike and backs away from the enraged driver. The driver initially advances on the cyclist before getting back in his vehicle and driving off.
The incident took place on a quiet Warnbro road in Perth’s southern suburbs. The cyclist handed the footage into police the following day according to Nine News Perth. He was charged with carrying a weapon in public for brandishing the knife, but avoided a jail term and was instead handed a $1500 fine.
Text at the beginning of the video reads: “This particular day saw an unusual amount of ‘must get in front’ attempts at intersections and roundabouts,” text before the footage begins reads.
“I was able to fend off most with a strong position and if necessary a slight sudden movement further out. Drivers almost always get the message with that.
“Not this one though!
“If the MGIF attempt, that saw him on the wrong side of the road at double white solid lines and almost going OVER the roundabout wasn’t enough, what he did next I wasn’t prepared for.”