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OC Food Blogger Punches Out Cyclist Who Calls Him A 'Faggot'

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A bicyclist in Orange County messed with the wrong food blogger.OC Weekly food blogger Dave Lieberman had an eventful trip down the Santa Ana River Trail this weekend. He writes that he ended up running head-on into one in a group of cyclists riding on the wrong side of the bike path:

He got up first and started ranting and raving about how I'd ruined his $2,000 carbon fiber-and-unobtainium bicycle. His friends, visibly uncomfortable, suggested he just move on. "You guys go ahead. I'm going to teach this motherfucking faggot a lesson," he said, and started to kick dirt and rocks onto me as they took off and I tried to get up. Then he kicked me in the shoulder where it had hit the ground.

I'm not particularly nimble, but I'm not totally immobile either, and so I swept my leg, carried his skinny shaved legs out from under him, jumped on top of him, gave him a shiner to remember me by, and shoved his shoulder hard into the edge of the pavement. Then I threw his precious $2,000 penis extension into the nopales, just as the cops showed up.

Both men were briefly cuffed after police showed up, but some bystanders testified to what they saw. Neither pressed charges. Lieberman had to wear a sling for a few days, but we're curious to hear how the other guy is explaining his shiner.