A motorcycle gang called Hollywood Stuntz chased Alexian Lien’s Range Rover for more than 50 blocks. They smashed in his windows dragged the man from his car, and beat him in the streets of New York in front of his wife and kid.
A grainy video from one of the bikers captures almost the entire incident. You’ve probably seen it: The high-speed motorcycle chase has now been viewed more than 6 million times. The collision left one of the bikers in critical condition.
It inspired the 4chan community to make sure it never happens again.
NYPD has already confiscated 55 motorcycles and arrested 15 bikers for minor infractions. But for 4chan’s random imageboard /b/, home to all things depraved and diabolical, this isn’t enough: User have been working Friday morning to have Lien win an armored-car package from Texas Armoring Corporation (TAC).
If the following YouTube video from TAC collects 5 million views by the end of the month, they will retrofit Lien’s car for free. In the video, TAC employees reenact the attack against Lien’s car, using a motorcycle helmet to try and smash open a window.
“Once people find out about it I don’t think it will be impossible,” one anonymous /b/ user wrote. “The trick is getting the news out there. It wouldn’t surprise me if the national media circulated it. Like one anon said, if /b/ set their sights on it, it would definitely happen, though it would probably end up hacked with images of swastikas or some shit by the time it was done.”
While trying to escape the bikers, Lien hit at least three of the motorcyclists with his car. One of the men was Edwin “Jay” Mieses, 33, who suffered a crushed spine and two broken legs, NBC reported. The Mieses family has retained the services of celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred. It is unclear whether Mieses will press charges against Lien.
The Texas Armoring Corporation offers the following advice on what people should do to protect themselves in a similar situation:
For our clients, one of the second concepts we teach is to USE YOUR VEHICLE TO YOUR TACTICAL ADVANTAGE—employ evasive driving techniques, ram potential attackers off the road, go off-road if possible where your pursuers can’t follow, and use the defensive capabilities of your car as an offensive deterrent.
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