Harassed Williamsburg Cyclist Reacts to Hasidic Mob Video

May 10, 2013 | Andy Cush

After coming across this video of a group of Hasidic men intimidating cyclist Rafael Huerta, we reached out to Huerta to ask for his perspective on the incident. He explained that he records all of his bike rides, Russian dashcam-style, for protection in the even of an incident like this one, and that it was the first time he’s harassed on his bike:

I was trying to keep calm and collected but I was pretty shook after the event. I pretty much took it all in afterwards and realized how bad it really was. I was quite surprise when this happened because I’ve never had anyone harass me on my bike. I’ve been taking the same route from work to home and vice versa for more than a year. The bike lane on Flushing leads me away from my home, which is Walton street. I started to record my bike rides for my protection just in case anything happens.

In case you missed it the first time around, the video in question is below. The action starts at around 1:25.