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Bad Bicyclist Smacks Fireman

DNAinfo 30 June 2016 No Comment

A suburban woman slapped a Chicago firefighter when he wouldn’t let her ride a Divvy bike past a reversing a fire truck, prosecutors said Wednesday.

The 56-year-old fireman had stopped traffic near Wells and Van Buren streets about 4 p.m. Monday to accommodate a fire truck that was backing into the Chicago Fire Department station at 419 S. Wells St., court records show.

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Maegan Kurtz, 26, approached the station on a Divvy bicycle and tried to continue cycling past the truck, which was flashing its lights, according to an arrest report.

The fireman tried to stop Kurtz, and a verbal altercation ensued, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said in court Wednesday.

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