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    MIKE V. apprehended by UC POLICE!!!!

    Several days ago, one of our customers came in to tell us this event that happened to him recently while riding bikes in Berkeley.

    On Saturday May 15th, he was riding a trail behind the UC Berkeley campus, when he was stopped by a crazed hiker furnishing an ice pick. The crazed hiker attempted to slice the tire and potentially attack him. In attempt to defend himself, our customer raised a fist and was going to knock the deranged hiker out. The said hiker replied with, "you aren't going to hit a guy twice your age are you?", and the cyclist decided not to but replied with, "no, but I'm going to go contact the UC police". The cyclist headed down the hill and then reported to the UC police, the encounter he just had. Having no idea the name of the crazy hiker, he put in the report with the police and they seemed to know who this said hiker was.
    Several days later, the cyclist was called into the UC Berkeley police station to pick the hiker out of a line up. He picked out Mr. V right away, and after he left the line up room, ANOTHER cyclist came in to pick him out of the line up for yet another similar situation.
    Mr. V was apprehended and arrested, and is currently facing charges for several accounts of furnishing a weapon and false imprisonment. The police are urging anyone else who has had similar situations to please come forward and file a report. When the cyclist asked the policeman if he was going to site him for riding the trail, the policeman replied with "no, we are not enforcing the use of the trail, and by the way there is no official ruling about bicycles on that trail".

    Here is a link to the UC police log for that day so you can revel in a victory for the Norcal mountain bike community!

    http://police.berkeley.edu/bulletins/05152010Page2.htm
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    Fantastic!
    And it is "brandishing"

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    nice! time to update the comment sections of the recent articles

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    One more trail to ride! And one less crazy to worry about. At least for a little while.

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    Nice work! Do we know for sure it was Wackjob PhD?
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    Great. We need a mugshot picture to post in various comment sections...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan'ger
    Nice work! Do we know for sure it was Voldemort?
    FIxed Also, great news. Now will someone please find the actual record of his being charged as that is what people will need to refer to when joining in on any possible action or suit. Also, are they giving a cutoff of similar reports, like say the 3 year mark?

    ie: Report# ..-..964

    Charged/Cited # XXXXXXX.

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    This is awesome.

    I've been reading he stuff for years and he is simply off kilter but sane enough to avoid getting nailed.

    Until now.

    I could cry for happy.

    Great work, guys.

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    From my report, he is currently not is custody, and is awaiting the hearing(s)...
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    Classic if true. I can't wait to see the arrest report and booking photo. Someone will need to contact the UCPD. This is a job for the press. Gregg? Francis?

    Case #10-01964, Officer Garlick, "If you have a question about a particular case, you may call the UCPD business line at 510-642-6760 and make your request to Records who will then let you know if that information can be made public."

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    I've got no "brandished weapon" claim

    unfortunately, but he did start a tangle with my buddy way back when. I'll see if I can locate said buddy and give him the news. Maybe he'll jump on board.

    To the OP: my buddy worked at your Oakland shop way back when: Dirty ___ I believe was his nickname. Any chance you talk to him much?
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    please be true....

    please be true....

    please be true....

    please be true....

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    I love how it was Ian that got him, so fitting.
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    There is a god!!!

    Way to keep your head Ian. I don't know if I would have been able to keep from pounding that old nut. The twice my age defense would not have worked with me but my college days ended 2 1/2 decades ago.

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    Nice work on behalf of the PD (to finally pick this guy up) and the confronted/detained/mtbrs who were able to keep their cool and help pin this guy.

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    I'll have to....

    ... go find Officer Garlick and thank him personally.

    It would be sweet if the OP can take him to small claims court and get MV to pay for the damage to his bike..... just for the record ... and the chuckle.

    Man, I hope he gets charged for real, and somebody thinks to bring in all of the over-the-line abusive junk he has spewed mtbr's way, laughing at cyclists death... that sorta thing. Get it read into the public record.

    I mean, I don't have an issue with somebody having crazy or stupid opinions. This is America after all. I do object to him acting in an abusive manner to folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJensen
    I love how it was Ian that got him, so fitting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peletonnissen
    Several days ago, one of our customers came in to tell us this event that happened to him recently while riding bikes in Berkeley.

    On Saturday May 15th, he was riding a trail behind the UC Berkeley campus, when he was stopped by a crazed hiker furnishing an ice pick. The crazed hiker attempted to slice the tire and potentially attack him. In attempt to defend himself, our customer raised a fist and was going to knock the deranged hiker out. The said hiker replied with, "you aren't going to hit a guy twice your age are you?", and the cyclist decided not to but replied with, "no, but I'm going to go contact the UC police". The cyclist headed down the hill and then reported to the UC police, the encounter he just had. Having no idea the name of the crazy hiker, he put in the report with the police and they seemed to know who this said hiker was.
    Several days later, the cyclist was called into the UC Berkeley police station to pick the hiker out of a line up. He picked out Mr. V right away, and after he left the line up room, ANOTHER cyclist came in to pick him out of the line up for yet another similar situation.
    Mr. V was apprehended and arrested, and is currently facing charges for several accounts of furnishing a weapon and false imprisonment. The police are urging anyone else who has had similar situations to please come forward and file a report. When the cyclist asked the policeman if he was going to site him for riding the trail, the policeman replied with "no, we are not enforcing the use of the trail, and by the way there is no official ruling about bicycles on that trail".

    Here is a link to the UC police log for that day so you can revel in a victory for the Norcal mountain bike community!

    http://police.berkeley.edu/bulletins/05152010Page2.htm
    Awesome!

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    So will the date that this M. Voldemort cretin gets charged become a new bay area MTB holiday?
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    Thats great

    i wonder if he knows about the "kill some one or become ones bltch" prison survival guide. Hopefully not..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FANATIK-J
    So will the date that this M. Voldemort cretin gets charged become a new bay area MTB holiday?
    I think we should celebrate Mike V day by shuttling Side O! (which is not an illegal trail and therefore is perfectly ok to discuss online, right. right??)
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    Weird...they were handing out tickets at the bottom last fall.

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    anybody have a photo of this kook so we know who to look out for?
    Just ride down there and jump off something for crying out loud...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryman
    anybody have a photo of this kook so we know who to look out for?
    There is a facebook profile for mike vandeman from san ramon, ca. Looks like he's removed his profile pic, but google has cached it.

    This may or may not be him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles
    There is a facebook profile for mike vandeman from san ramon, ca. Looks like he's removed his profile pic, but google has cached it.

    This may or may not be him.
    This aughta be fun!
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    Excellent news

    A new thread just popped up about this guy on TGR yesterday, great timing on the arrest.

    A lot of hate for him over there (and just about everywhere else too).

    maybe this will shut him up, at least for a little bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumpy
    A new thread just popped up about this guy on TGR yesterday, great timing on the arrest.

    A lot of hate for him over there (and just about everywhere else too).

    maybe this will shut him up, at least for a little bit?
    I'd say unlikely

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    "you aren't going to hit a guy twice your age, are you?"

    "you didn't just assault a mtn biker with an ice pick, did you?"

    aggressively brash and a pussi, what a combo!

    maybe a 5150 is in order for this wacky geezer. he's giving wacky geezers everywhere a bad name.

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    I'd LOVE to be @ his court hearing...

    anyone know when it is or more info? We need a cheering section...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    anyone know when it is or more info? We need a cheering section...
    I think posting up some nice riding pictures on their anti-mountain biking page is highly appropriate!

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mountain-Biking-is-Illegal-HERE-Post-your-Poacher-Pics-here/117731878242599
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles
    I think posting up some nice riding pictures on their anti-mountain biking page is highly appropriate!

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mountain-Biking-is-Illegal-HERE-Post-your-Poacher-Pics-here/117731878242599
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    done.....
    too funny!
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    As awesome as this is, he will only take what we do and turn it against us.
    Any comment and pic posted to the FB site will be downloaded and put on his website. "Here's CHUM riding some illegal trail somewhere."
    We need this guy. He's such a kook that it makes anti-mtbers look like fools when this is their spokesperson. If the pro-mtb side had a guy like this, we'd be doing everything we can to shut him up. I wouldn't support a MTBer out harassing other trail users for our benefit. The anti-mtb side is likely happy about this too.
    Likely, the only people that think this guy is awesome are other kooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan51
    As awesome as this is, he will only take what we do and turn it against us.
    Any comment and pic posted to the FB site will be downloaded and put on his website. "Here's CHUM riding some illegal trail somewhere."
    We need this guy. He's such a kook that it makes anti-mtbers look like fools when this is their spokesperson. If the pro-mtb side had a guy like this, we'd be doing everything we can to shut him up. I wouldn't support a MTBer out harassing other trail users for our benefit. The anti-mtb side is likely happy about this too.
    Likely, the only people that think this guy is awesome are other kooks.
    all the pics posted thus far are on legal trails. I just thought his FB page needed a little riding stoke!
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    it is good to here that one more crazy is off local trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan51
    As awesome as this is, he will only take what we do and turn it against us.
    Any comment and pic posted to the FB site will be downloaded and put on his website. "Here's CHUM riding some illegal trail somewhere."
    We need this guy. He's such a kook that it makes anti-mtbers look like fools when this is their spokesperson. If the pro-mtb side had a guy like this, we'd be doing everything we can to shut him up. I wouldn't support a MTBer out harassing other trail users for our benefit. The anti-mtb side is likely happy about this too.
    Likely, the only people that think this guy is awesome are other kooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles
    There is a facebook profile for mike vandeman from san ramon, ca. Looks like he's removed his profile pic, but google has cached it.

    This may or may not be him.
    Not in MV's defense, but on his facebook page, I saw that photo and it is of one of his friends, not MV himself. Don't want to go accusing the wrong guy on the street.

    That being said, I think a celebratory ride is in order tonight. I have my bike packed up, and will be riding somewhere on the peninsula tonight. Maybe Skeggs, maybe Waterdog, not sure.

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    That facebook page is gold
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    this is something i thought would never happen

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    buh-bye

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    Wonder if someone can get a restraining order for MV to stay 500 feet away from ANY singletrack... as he is clearly a threat to anyone on any trail, ice pick and all....

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    That rules! That kook has been threatening riders up there for a long time.
    Thanks for the facebook.
    Never knew that was the same kook. (I have not rode there in a very long time)

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    We still need some sort of confirmation that it was indeed Mr V.

    Shouldn't an arraignment or whatever it ishappen within a couple of days?

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    since he's about my age, does that mean I get to smack him one??
    Just kidding, I'm 3000 mi away, but he caused me some grief back when I lived in the BA.
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    Too funny if true. I wonder if Mickey would have access to a computer in jail to keep spreading his gospel.
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    Although it's awesome that Dr. whacko was apprehended, my guess is that he gets probation and community service with a small fine.

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