Man turns to YouTube after hit-and-run - KCTV5

Man turns to YouTube after hit-and-run

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A road rage victim isn't lashing out - he's logging on.

The bicyclist was stopped at an intersection in Kansas City, MO, when, all of a sudden, a driver in a silver Kia Soul pulled up right behind him and started yelling, screaming and even hit the bicyclist with his car.

What the bicyclist decided to do after the terrifying incident is what has a lot of people talking.

"The tire is popped and all bent up, that's the part that got caught under his car after he started going," Shea Coffman said as he described the damage to his bike.

He said the bicycle is his only way of getting around town.

Coffman said he was heading home from work Wednesday night and was stopped at Armour Boulevard and Gillham Road when a driver right behind him took road rage to a whole other level.

"He slowly started pushing his car into the back of my bike. I was like, ‘this isn't really happening.' Then he floored it, he floored the ignition," Coffman said.

He said he was able to jump out of the way, but Coffman's bike wasn't so lucky. The back tire is destroyed and the gear shaft will have to be replaced.

Still fuming, Coffman walked the rest of the way home and that's where things take an unusual twist.

"This is a personal video message to the man that hit me today while I was riding my bicycle. You're a bad person," Coffman said in a recorded video.

He took to YouTube to vent. But, instead of vowing to track the guy down and get even, Coffman had a different message.

"So I am going to find you, and I'm going to kill you with kindness," he said in the video.

Coffman, who always tried to have a positive outlook on life, said he can't understand why someone would be so nasty. Now he's on the lookout for the driver so he can teach him a lesson.

"So watch your every move. Look around every corner. When you find me, you're in for a rude awakening of kindness. You are going to get it - a huge hug, a huge smile," he said.

So far Coffman's video has nearly 3,000 views and he has gotten 10 offers for a new bike. But he said all he wants is a chance to set the driver straight.

Coffman has filed a police report, worried about what the guy could do to other bicyclists out there. But, in the end, he said he'd rather see the driver change his mood than be locked up.

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