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Man arrested after allegedly intimidating bicyclists with his car

Police arrested a La Crescenta man on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly intimidated cyclists while driving on the Angeles Crest Highway earlier this month.

The weapon? His car.

Earl Clyde Cox, 48, was driving north near the Charlton Picnic Area at 9:45 a.m. on June 18 when a group of cyclists also traveling on the highway said he slowed down and yelled profanities out the window. Cyclists told authorities Cox also intentionally swerved his car in their direction.

The cyclists flagged down deputies from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station and told them what had happened. A separate pair of cyclists said a vehicle had also swerved toward them, and they believed the driver wanted to hit them with his car.

Deputies found Cox parked near the entrance of the picnic area and, after questioning, arrested him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. According to the La Cañada-Flintridge Patch, during questioning Cox said he believed the cyclists were in his lane and "not being considerate of other drivers," and as a result, he "drove close to the right shoulder and yelled at them."

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-- Kate Mather

 
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