A dad out for a Sunday drive on his first wedding anniversary was beaten and slashed by a vicious mob of motorcyclists in upper Manhattan who dragged him from his SUV in front of his wife and 2-year-old child.

Alexian Lien, 33, of lower Manhattan, became the target of the brutal bikers when he accidently struck one who cut him off on the Henry Hudson Parkway, triggering a wild 4-mile chase, cops said Monday. NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said up to 30 motorcyclists — many on sport and dirt bikes — finally caught up to Lien when he exited the parkway in Washington Heights and got stuck at a red light.

Startling video taken by a biker with a helmet cam shows one of the moto-psychos bashing in the driver’s-side window of the black Range Rover with a helmet and another pounding on the rear window, where Lien’s daughter was in a car seat. “He’s taken out of the car. He is assaulted,” Kelly said.

Lien, director of the e-commerce firm Skrill.com, was punched and slashed in the face with a knife in the shocking attack that occurred in daylight hours in front of horrified witnesses.

I’ll be waiting for the cops to use all the surveillance cameras at their disposal to crack this case.

  1. LibertyLover says:

    That wouldn’t have happened in Texas quite like that.

    There would be a few bikers on the ground with bullet holes in them for their troubles.

    I would like to know what happened that caused him to panic and run over the bikes on the highway, though.

  2. Shane Ross says:

    They didn’t do this out of the blue. It wouldn’t have happened if he stayed at the site of the original accident. He struck a biker…whose fault that is, can’t tell. But they were swarming. No, they chased him down and smashed the window because he not only sped off, but ran over a bike in the process. Fleeing the scene. THAT is wrong.

    • LibertyLover says:

      It looked like a biker got in front of him and then slowed down suddenly. I had to watch it few times and that’s what it looked like to me compared to what the bike in the far lane was doing.

      It’s also possible that he pissed one of them off earlier and they were jacking with him.

      THAT is wrong.

      I agree. But something happened. He lurched out of there like his life depended on it.

      Maybe someone pulled a weapon on him, who knows.

    • Gwad his own self says:

      You’re an idiot. The biker brake-checked him and got what you get when you brake-check a vehicle 20 times your size/weight.

      He possibly should not have left, but considering that the group of cyclists was out looking for trouble, I think I would have taken off too. Hopefully a few of them will end up in jail.

      • Tim says:

        Brake-checked or not, we do not see any contact with the white bike {perhaps, my monitor is too old?}. It looks to me like he was being corralled for something {beep beep} and he was forced to stop, he was (possibly) threatened, and he took off. I also note a couple guys getting to the side of the road quick before the truck starts mowing along {verbal or engine revving communication??}.

        • Tim says:

          Also, everyone up ahead seems to stop simultaneously within 200 feet — I guess, they all had those headsets and word spreads fast. I generally like bikers myself {six cylinders of KZ-1300 here} but this is whack.

          • McCullough says:

            That is one fugly machine you got there.

          • jpfitz says:

            Don’t pay attention to McCullough. He probably rides a loud look at me Hog.

            I’ve got a 72′ BSA 441 waiting for me to treat her nice. Had her since I was seventeen.

            The bikers of today are asshats. Most, think they own the road and have no problem firing up their overly loud machines at all times of the morning, then blast down the neighborhood.


          • Tim says:

            ‘Fugly’ is the perfect word. Up there with the IceSlaves, it means ‘beautiful’. Here in the mid-lattitudes, it means ‘fat and ugly.’ — That is the perfect terminoligy for that meat machine.

            Unfortunatley, it does not look like this one anymore:


            Because it has been exposed to the elements for too many years with only half of them on the edge, yet still underneath, the shelter of a cow pasture post barn — It is still green, though.

            Vid was too much perfect “”blruuu blruuu blruuu… peace, fags.

          • Tim says:

            “” Number 7: Kawasaki KZ1300. Design a great six cylinder inline engine, make sure no one can see the beautiful cascading pipes by hiding them behind a Ford F350 radiator, then hide the rest of it beneath a tank that is shaped like the seated rear end of an obese man. Mix with square headlight and instrument panel and a tail section from a Suzuki GS. Mix and puke.


          • McCullough says:

            I take it back, the Honda Rune is the ugliest bike ever.

          • jpfitz says:


            The bike I’ve been holding onto and rode till I had a daughter isn’t a 72′ it’s a 70′ BSA B44 Victor Special. It’s kinda a like a large mini bike that will break your ankle if you don’t know how to kick start it properly. Lots of torque and light weight.


  3. McCullough says:

    One of the many reasons why I don’t ride with a motorcycle club.

    • Mad Max says:

      That and the fact you don’t have a bike. Right?

      Just a suggestion here, but you may want to know what the difference is between a “club” and a GANG – or even an enthusiast’s group! Some people like you don’t seem to know the difference. Perhaps that’s from having watched too many movies?

      What I saw was a gang. I saw no colors, no patches, etc. so it can hardly be called a motorcycle club (“MC”). Ask your local Hells Angels chapter what the difference is and I’m sure they’ll help straighten you out.

      • McCullough says:

        Yeah..I ride an HD Dyna Wide Glide at the moment kid. Got my first bike at 14, this is my 10th motorcycle.

        Riding since before you were shitting your diapers I suspect.

        I’ll bet you ride a rice-burner.

        • Tim says:

          I bet it probably still vibrates all it’s bolts out because of that patented Harley sound so that you’ve got cat litter wiping up the oil slick on the side of the house.

          • McCullough says:

            Nope, the new Hogs ain’t like that no mo.

            My old Triumph sure could lose the oil though…it was self-changing.

          • Tim says:

            I got an old Triumph running for a guy once — It was a 3 cylynder 750.

          • McCullough says:

            Triumph Trident. Bought mine new in 73 for 1700.00 bucks if I remember correctly. I wish I had it now, it was a classic. High compression, kick start only. You’d get a workout just starting the beast. I loved that bike.

            Had to sell it when I went into the service.

          • Tim says:

            Ha! That’s why I was fixing the thing, as I recall — The guy had bruised his ankle up real bad over that thing kicking back — it was just ignition timing. I don’t remember, it seemed like it had a cardiod shaped or like a wiji board timing cover.

            Come to think of it, The same dude had a Kawasaki 750 turbo that the previous owner had layed down first day coming home from the showroom — I rebuilt the 3 ignition armatures on that one and it was too good to go without seats and everything. As a test run passenger on that ungodly crotch rocket, I’m lucky to be alive!

        • The Monster's Lawyer says:

          1984 FXRP and 1999 FLSTC. I like riding alone.

  4. Tim says:

    I bet Dallas is outraged by this.

    So much wrong here… It does look like he was already being corraled before striking the biker. It looks like he left the scene in panic after first waiting. It looks like the government shutdown has fired all the proofreaders or editors that could point out that there were conflicting reports, or something —

    “”The driver plowed through at least three bikes to get away — but bikers were hurt, police said.

    “”The driver of the SUV was the only injury reported, cops say.

    “”…shows Lien hitting the gas and plowing through and over at least three motorcycles, striking at least one rider and breaking his legs, before speeding away.

    “”He’s surrounded by about 20 to 30 motorcyclists,” Kelly said. “They take their helmets and they start to dent his car and apparently his tires are slashed there with a knife. He’s in the car with his wife. He continues to drive.” — must have been run-flats.

    It also looks almost as if helment-cam guy was directing the production.


    “Should the law require replacement of a brain-bucket after using it to smash in safety glass? We’ll be right back to argue about it after the break…”

  5. Just Dave says:

    Just read that the biker-guy run over by the driver of the SUV is paralyzed from the waist down. This whole thing is sad.

  6. Bairn says:

    as a motorcyclist myself, all i can say is that this guy at least deserved to be arrested for running over bikers! is it really a mystery why they chased him? he hit a biker to start with, which is his fault. if he was smart, instead of riding a bike’s ass, he would have slowed down & let them all pass. he was also stupid to think he was going to outrun a motorcyle in a car. it bothers me that he isn’t being charged with the video evidence that is here. sure, they shouldn’t have attacked him, but emotions are gonna run high if people see you run over their friends and then try to take off.

    • kerpow says:

      I think you need to go back and watch the video again. It looks like the biker who got rear ended was the one who started it.

    • Mad Max says:

      People are generally stupid when we’re talking about driving – or riding! This is simply a matter of stupid meets idiot. And it’s unfortunate that anyone was hurt.

      Nevertheless, there was ‘ol Stupid in his MOBILE LIVING ROOM who probably though he was playing a video game. He didn’t even consider using a break – he used the accelerator! It was likely brought on by too much testosterone coupled with a little bit of anger for being slightly inconvenienced and being brainwashed by a Hollywood culture that teaches us to never back down.

      But then there are the idiot’s who probably also watched too many movies and thought they were justified for taking the law into their own hands.

      Any fool could see the obvious physical disadvantage of a min van versus motorcycle. Still, there was one idiot who got messed up for a making a bad decision and break checking ‘ol Stupid. Of course, the rest of the idiots probably felt some sort of kinship at their brothers moronic move and likely just wanted a little street justice despite the fact that they were all wrong.

      Could any of them just catch the license plate of the mini van and then stay put? Of course not. They’re mostly all YOUNG GUYS! Now, maybe you know why we send some of them to WAR!

  7. UncDon says:

    We need more wild riders to discover who those dastardly hit-and-run drivers are in America. Seek them out and then … attack! Never give up! Never give in to outmoded forms of law enforcement! DIY crime prevention is the only way!

    • Mad Max says:

      At least until someone pulls out a gun. Right?!

      Go back to your GTA game. Leave the adult decisions to the ADULTS!

    • Tim says:

      Do left lane lurker-slugs count?? Or magnet-flankers? I swear, this stupid hiway is like everyone has magnets on them. There could be one other car on the road with him a half mile back and me doing 7o and that sonofabitch is going to run up quick and then stick to your side, every frekkin’ time.

  8. Mario Mariani says:

    This isn’t the whole story. For that you need to go to CNN or MSN or any other news site. It started way before any biker got run over.

    • Mad Max says:

      When what started? Hurt feelings?!

      I could care less about what some idiot said or even if someone gave the middle finger gesture or something either. I saw an idiot biker make the first PHYSICAL move when he did that moronic break check. The van driver wasn’t exactly blameless either and could have done things like SLOW DOWN! But none of that happened and they all got what they deserved – cut up bloody ass wounds. What I’d like to know is if any of the other public was inconvenienced or hurt. So far, NO ONE has said!

      • The Pirate says:

        You are unaware of all the facts. Your continued pontification only makes you as douche as the moron on the bike.

        My advice … STFU.

        or …

        Get the facts and form an intelligent opinion.

      • Danny Boy says:

        Mad Max….LMAO

        Douchebag is thy name, change it now.

  9. John E. Quantum says:

    Once again the old adage proves correct-

    When trouble rears its ugly head and every second counts, the police are just minutes away.

    • Mad Max says:

      Wasn’t this in NEW YORK CITY with traffic cams and other surveillance devices in use to prevent this kind of thing?

      I’d say there were cops only SECONDS away. Not as thought that’s going to help anyone either.

  10. NewformatSux says:

    This is an easy call. Motorcycles get better gas mileage than SUVs, so clearly the guy deserved to be chased down.

    • Tim says:

      It doesn’t mean that they are more thermodynamically efficient, though. Did you hear all those missed shifts??

    • NewformatSux says:

      And motorcyclists stand for freedom, actively opposing helmet laws, while auto drivers accept seat belt laws like sheep. That’s why frequently states will have the latter but not the former.

  11. The Pirate says:

    The facts are …

    These motorcyclists are part of a “Stunt” group. Basically this means they do highly dangerous and crazy shit on public roads. They do this so they can put the resulting video online and then high-five each other on Facebook.

    The day in question the SUV driver was out with his family (wife and 2 year old child) for their anniversary. The stunt douche bags came upon them and taunted them. This is clearly seen in other video they (the stunt douches) have posted. Moron who got hit didn’t brake check, he slowed down after cutting the SUV off to pander for the camera. This action bit him in the ass.

    Next, the SUV stopped along with the stunt douche bags. The stunt douche bags then began to assault his SUV. The SUV driver then left because he feared for his life and his families well being because of the actions of the stunt douche bags. Being douches means they pursued him and … well you’ve heard the rest of the story.

    That is what happened and the stunt douche bags are responsible for pretty much the whole incident.

    But what else do you expect from a bunch of douche bags?

  12. Mr Diesel - Bobbo who thinks nothing is wrong with child porn says:

    My wife watched that on her phone while we were driving the other day.

    I asked her what she thought I would do if it happened to us. She replied that there would have been a few more bikers laying there. I carry a lot more rounds than were bikers even using double tap.

    Even if I hit someone who break checked me I would have stopped. I’ll bet the bikers escalated it with the mob mentality and now one of their friends is paralyzed.

  13. jim g says:

    Mutants on bikes got ya down?
    Be sure to visit Uncle Albert’s Auto Stop and Gunnery Shop: Your One-stop source for vehicular weaponry since 2028! Flamethrowers, paint sprayers , mine droppers! Need a recoilless rifle? They got ’em! No job too small, remember Uncle Al, the Auto duellist’s pal!

  14. Well I guess its how you sell the story
    I heard this clip detailed on ABC radio with the biker with the broken legs screaming in pain “why why why did he not stop”
    One got the impression that the bikers who dragged the motorist out of the car and beat him – are being charged on trumped up charges
    Yet this description of events leads to another conclusion .

  15. tacotrainwreck says:

    The Range Rover is an overpriced vehicle for upper class twits, leading me to assume that the driver was an upper class twit. Had he been driving a 1998 Ford Explorer and worked at Walmart, none of us would know of this.

    • Tim says:

      Stop the presses! ^^ I think we found our solid gold two-stroke joke, here.

  16. KMFIX says:


    Check out the fine behavior of these gentlemen before the incident.

  17. dingoh says:

    I sit here battered and bruised after getting knocked off a bike by a car at the weekend (He turned in front of me – “Didnt see me”). As I lay on the ground waiting for the ambulance to arrive, the driver came over and I asked if he was ok… He didnt care. Just worried about his car. No wonder bike riders get angry at car drivers.
    I am sure that there is a fair bit that happened before this recording….

    • Mr Diesel - Bobbo, who thinks there is nothing wrong with child porn. says:

      At least you are alive and typing. Despite the disagreements around here we don’t need to lose anyone to a stupid (the car driver) accident.

      (I had someone turn in front of me as well only didn’t get hit or lay it over.)

  18. And now previously unreported – it turns out the group is a black gang


    We live in an era of p.c. political correctness
    Imagine if it had been a white tea party group aka Timothy McVey

  19. The Pirate says:

    Assholes come in many colors. Like a skinny girl waiting to get fat, these douche bags are accidents waiting to happen. Darwin Award candidates, each and every one of them.

  20. Dallas says:

    Bunch of thugs on a bike quickly become a mob when in large groups.
    Similar to the few thugs in the House who’ve now organized into a mob.

  21. jpfitz says:

    Sorry McCullough, I’m sure you have reasonable pipes on your HD.

    I’ve a neighbor across from me who owns a HD dealership. His kid puts on these pipes that are loud, I mean super loud. When you have an infant that just fell to sleep and he fires up that bike, and he blasts down the block now the baby’s awake and so is half the block.

    Off topic, I just read the silk road that Adam Curry was talking about a few podcasts ago has been busted. The Dread Pirate Roberts is in custody.

    • McCullough says:

      I just have the stock pipes, my hearing is bad enough as it is.

      BTW, most of those HD riders you see who wear the “uniform”, you know, the bandana, the logo on every stitch, etc. are just weekend posers anyway.

  22. WmDE says:

    The reason for large capacity magazines.

    • deegee says:


      I watched this story on multiple networks yesterday.

      The authorities need to stop these biker groups/gangs such as the “Hollywood Stuntz” from doing their gatherings, which are nothing but a disruption and an accident waiting to happen.

    • jpfitz says:

      Really? The driver had a two ton vehicle and could have easily played pinball with the bikes.

      Your solution is to mow em down with little bullets. What makes you think that if you have carry rights they don’t. You would have been corralled like the old west and probably killed by the thugs. Live by the gun die by the gun.

      • WmDE says:

        Really? The driver had a two ton vehicle and could have easily played pinball with the bikes.

        Actually he did when the situation reached the point he thought it necessary.

        Your solution is to mow em down with little bullets.

        Our government relies heavily on “little bullets.” If it is good enough for them….

        What makes you think that if you have carry rights they don’t.

        I do have carry rights. I assume everyone does.

        You would have been corralled like the old west and probably killed by the thugs.

        I suspect most of the “thugs” stayed the out of the final festivities. The ones dragging the driver out of the SUV wanted to kick his ass and proceeded to do so. Did they want to kick his ass enough to risk being shot for the privelege? Probably not.

        Live by the gun die by the gun.

        The original form of this phrase had to do with how you earned a living. It’s ok to survive with a gun.

        NYC police prevented this incident as well as any other police department could.

        • jpfitz says:

          Smart guy trying to answer my query, if you have a carry what makes you think your firing at somebody won’t be met with twenty guns shooting back and killing you and whoever is with you on your Sunday drive. Your not in a platoon on a Sunday drive are you.

          Hopefully your all talk and no action. I’d not like to read about you in the news.

  23. Shane Ross says:

    Here’s the whole story. In short, the motorcyle guys rode around like a bunch of dicks, tried to get traffic to move aside and slow down so they could “close” the freeway so they could do stunts, the SUV didn’t, they brake checked him, he hit the cyclist’s back tire…they started pounding on his car, he panicked because his wife and kid were inside, he drove off injuring one of the bikers. They slashed at his tires, finally caught up to him in traffic, pulled him out of the car and beat him up. The BIKERS were the ones at fault, and the ones arrested. But the driver could have handled the situation better by not driving over someone, but he was panicked.


    • Just the facts says:

      A very clear, concise summary. You should post it verbatim on Wikipedia.

    • jpfitz says:

      The arrested jackasses were let go. Charges dropped and the authorities are now looking for two different individuals.

    • jpfitz says:

      So, all the folks here on DU saying they have more than enough bullets while driving around on a Sunday drive… to take care of the bikers, if you have right to carry why wouldn’t the bikers just shoot you because they ALSO have the right to kill with a handgun.
      Who drives around with an arsenal with him/her on a Sunday drive? Paranoid much. Maybe you live in a bad crime riddled area.

      Stupid is as stupid does. I’m all for gun rights but you gun states take the cake for thinking guns are the only answer to your problems.

  24. Comanche says:

    I see gun control is keeping NYC criminals safe.

    • jpfitz says:

      Yeah, imagine all those bikers with .45’s instead of knives.
      Wow, some people are gun nuts.

  25. sounder says:

    South Park had a name for loud bikers. “FAGS”

  26. response says:

    five of the gang members were cops…


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