Alexian Lien, 33, of New York decided to celebrate he and his wife’s first wedding anniversary by enjoying a nice ride around the city–never expecting that the one tank trip would lead to being chased more than 50 blocks and a vicious assault in front of his wife and two year-old daughter.
The bikers, about 30 or so, chased Lien more than 50 blocks on the West Side Highway, which was recorded on a 6-plus-minute video later posted on YouTube. Lien, however, was driving with damaged tires and was forced to turn off at W. 178th St. in Washington Heights, where the assault occurred, the report said.
Lien, who is reportedly the director of the e-commerce firm Skrill.com, was rushed to Columbia University Medical Center, where he received stitches to his face and chest and had two black eyes, the report said. Jeremiah Mieses, one of the motorcycle riders struck by Lien, may be left a paraplegic, the report said.
Police are still investigating how Lien became the target of the motorcycle gang. However the NYPD confirmed the arrest of Christopher Cruz, 28, who faces with reckless endangerment, menacing, reckless driving and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17.
See the footage below: