- Motorcyclist Cody Heron, 26, is charged with kicking in a car’s windshield and brandishing a firearm at the driver.
- The violent incident occurred during a stop at a red light in Philadelphia’s Center City neighborhood.
- The targeted car was driven by Nikki Bullock, who had her two young children inside during the attack.
A chilling road rage episode in Philadelphia has landed motorcyclist Cody Heron, 26, in custody.
Authorities announced that Heron faces a litany of charges, including aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and possession of an instrument of crime.
First Assistant District Attorney Robert Listenbee minced no words during a press briefing, stating, “His violent, lawless behavior is totally unacceptable here in the city and county of Philadelphia.”
Details surrounding the event indicate that the confrontation occurred around 9 p.m. Sunday in Philadelphia’s bustling Center City neighborhood, close to City Hall.
The chaos ensued when a horde of ATV and dirt bike riders congregated in the vicinity. A traffic stop at a red light led to a heated verbal exchange between 23-year-old Nikki Bullock, driving a red sedan, and an ATV driver. But it was Heron, stationed right behind the ATV, who escalated matters.
Eyewitness video captured Heron’s aggressive actions, as he alighted from his motorcycle, mounted the rear of Bullock’s vehicle, and proceeded to kick and shatter the back windshield.
But the violence didn’t end there. Upon being confronted by Bullock, Heron brandished a black handgun which had fallen from his waist and menacingly pointed it at her.
The footage further showcases him headbutting and pushing Bullock as he retreats to his bike.
For Bullock, the entire ordeal was even more traumatic as her two young children, a 5-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son, were present in the car. Fortunately, neither child was harmed.
Recounting the ordeal to FOX29 Philadelphia, Bullock explained, “We were arguing back and forth because he hit the car… he jumped off the bike, jumped on the back of the car and kicked the windshield in.”
Outraged by the incident, Interim police commissioner John Stanford dubbed the actions as “despicable behavior.”
Authorities, through diligent detective work and valuable public tip-offs, were able to apprehend Heron, confiscating his bike, apparel, and a 9-millimeter handgun from a Frankford residence.
As the legal proceedings advance, officials are advocating for steep bail for the accused.
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