Thursday, September 1, 2011
I'm just shocked
Man accused of assault with a live power lineNBCWashington -
While danger from Mother Nature’s fury was blowing away from the region Sunday, police said a man-made act of road rage took place in Silver Spring, Md.
A College Park man was accused of attacking a motorist with a live power line knocked down by Hurricane Irene. According to authorities, on Sunday a 32-year-old Richard Bialczak tailed a man with his car and then got out and attacked him.
Derek Edwards, 28, was driving home from work when Bialczak's car came up closely behind him. Edwards said he tried to get away from Bialczak, but the suspect matched him turn for turn, until they reached a downed power line, still charged with electricity, which had been blown into the road by the poweful storm.