A CYCLIST claims an off-duty NYPD cop pulled a gun on him after the two nearly collided in the West Village.
Ryan Stepka, 36, filed a complaint toay at the 6th Precinct station house. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said, “the matter is being investigated.”
Mr Stepka said the incident began on Bleecker St near Sixth Avenue around 11pm yesterday (local time) when he placed his arm on the window of a black Volkswagen that almost swerved into him.
About a block later, the motorist pulled in front of Mr Stepka, again almost hitting him, the New York Post reported.
“That’s when I got off my bike and approached the window to talk to the guy,” Mr Stepka said.
As the tinted windows rolled down, Mr Stepka said he saw the gun pointed directly at him.
“The gun was pointed at my face with the guy staring at me in my eyes. He had a look of death in his eyes,” said Mr Stepka. “He didn’t say anything, just pointed the gun and then kept driving.”
Mr Stepka called 911 from his mobile phone as he trailed behind the sedan before he frantically flagged down two cops on the street.
“The cops all pulled out their guns and surrounded the car but then the guy rolled his window down and showed them his badge,” Mr Stepka said. “Then they put their guns away.”
Mr Stepka said both he and the unidentified motorist were hauled into custody, but no charges were filed.