Man describes brutal road rage attack by a cyclist in northwest Houston

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Psychotherapist Steve Milner's right eye socket is still purple.

"Lots of bruising, lots of pain," he says.

Milner says it's what remains of a bizarre case of bike rage last Wednesday, July 19.

"There's a small, two inch crack in the orbital bone, and a concussion."

Milner around 5:20 that afternoon, he was driving home along the 600 block of Michaux in Woodland Heights. That's when he noticed three cyclists in front of him. Milner says as the cyclists turned left, he kept going straight, but slowed down his car and rolled down his window to wave at a friend. That's when he alleges one of the cyclists, turned around, and approached his car.

"His right hand comes and grabs me this way," says Milner, demonstrating from inside his car. "I had my seatbelt on and I was stuck. Left hand came in and started to hit, hit, hit."

Milner says the entire incident was over in 15 seconds. As the cyclist rode off to catch up with his group, Milner followed a few dozen feet. It was long enough to snap a blurry photo showing his alleged assailant in a rainbow Astros jersey and riding a fat tire bicycle.

Milner says he stopped following the attacker after snapping the photo. He called Precinct 1 Constables Office, turned over the information, and made sure his friend was available as a witness.

The Constables office told Eyewitness News it is investigating, but so far has no suspects. Milner though, isn't standing by. He's posted his story on social media pages, hoping to get attention of neighbors, who may recognize the attacker.

"I've gotten literally dozens and dozens of replies: 'So sorry this happened, we've had something similar, but we've never been caught.'"

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