More news has come out about the man who plowed his car into a group of bikers last Friday in Porto Alegre.
It turns out that the driver, 47-year old Richard Neis, works at the Brazilian central bank, and he’s since been placed under psychiactric care.
According to Zero Hora, the police found Neis’ car abandoned near downtown Porto Alegre early Saturday morning.
In his defence, Neis’ lawyer says the bikers had been harassing the banker and his 15-year old son, but a biker witness says that he heard Neis say, “But I’m in a hurry,” to someone in the group of about 100 bikers who were blocking the road in a “Critical Mass” demonstration just moments before hitting the gas and running over 8 cyclists.
The bikers were later hospitalized and then released.
Neis is charged with attempted murder, according to Zero Hora.
Watch the attack at 00:50:
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