The Hells Angels have expressed their shock at the New York biker gang who beat up an SUV driver after he ran one over as they swarmed around his car.
Alexian Lien, 33, was scared for the safety of his wife and two-year-old child, who were both in the Range Rover, and knocked a few of them down so he could escape, leaving one with broken legs and a shattered spine.
But today members of the infamous Hells Angels motorcycle gang – known the world over for their love of fast bikes and a penchant for violence – lashed out at the bikers for taking the law into their own hands, branding their actions ‘appalling’ and ‘unacceptable’.
‘That kind of behavior is unacceptable – and with a kid in the car, nonetheless! I have a 3-year-old niece,’ one biker told the New York Post at the Hells Angels’ East Village headquarters in New York.
‘You get the name and license plate and let the cops deal with it. But violence? I don’t condone that,” the biker said.
‘If that had been my kid and I was the one driving…’ he added, before stopping short. ‘It’s always a few people who give us all a bad name.’
It comes a day after the wife of Edwin Mieses Jr, from Lawrence, Massachusetts, insisted that he was simply trying to help another rider when he was hit leaving him with broken legs and spine injuries that have left him paralyzed.
‘There’s no hope for his back,’ Mrs Mieses said. ‘They crushed his spine. They broke it in two different places, so he will be forever, forever paralyzed.’
His devastated mother, Yolanda Santiago, sobbed: ‘He’s never going to walk again.’
The father-of-two, an aspiring rapper who also goes by the name Jay Meezee, was part of a group of bikers that allegedly surrounded a SUV driver after he hit one of them in Manhattan on Sunday.
The driver, 33-year-old Alexian Lien, was scared for the safety of his wife and two-year-old child, who were both in the car, and knocked a few of them down so he could escape, police said.