Man arrested in road rage incident with bicyclist

Getty Images file photo | Clip artA man was arrested for allegedly harassing a bicyclist on Saturday.

Getty Images file photo | Clip artA man was arrested for allegedly harassing a bicyclist on Saturday.

A man was arrested for an alleged road rage incident with a bicyclist in the Westwood Highlands neighborhood of San Francisco on Saturday, police said.

The incident occurred near Burlwood and Los Palmos drives about 5:40 p.m., police Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The 61-year-old male bicyclist was reportedly riding along when a silver Toyota Prius drove up behind him and began honking the horn, Shyy said. The vehicle then pulled up alongside the bicyclist and words were exchanged between the driver and the bicyclist.

The driver of the Prius then sped around the bicyclist and stopped short in front of him causing the victim to swerve away from the vehicle and crash into the curb, Shyy said. The Prius then fled the scene.

The bicyclist went home and called police. After they arrived, they were able to locate the suspect and vehicle at his residence nearby and arrest him.

The suspect was identified by police as 50-year-old San Francisco resident Boris Volpe. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, Shyy said. The victim's injuries were not serious and he refused medical treatment.

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