Police punished a cyclist on Wednesday even after learning the bike he was riding was not stolen and he was no thief.
The cop -- who was in plainclothes -- shouted at the man to stop. The
cyclist made a u-turn and pedaled along Haight Street -- away from the officer. The suspicious cop chased after the man, continually identifying himself as the
The cop demanded that he get off the bike, but the man rode on, probably thinking it was best to ignore a shouting man in the Haight.
The officer chased the cyclist all the way to Frederick and Arguello streets where he cornered the man and physically pulled him off of the bike.
The cyclist fought with the officer until he was handcuffed, according to police. The officer did a quick investigation and learned that the bike wasn't stolen.
The cop cited the Tenderloin bicyclist anyway -- for interfering with an investigation.
It kinda reminds us of the scene in Monty Python when the constable says: "I clearly saw the defendant ... doing whatever he's accused of."
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