WHILE RIDING THE WITHLACOOCHEE STATE TRAIL ON JUNE 26, 2017
JOHN CIPOLLA WAS ATTACKED, TORTURED AND HIS BICYCLE
DESTROYED BY KENNETH BAILEY AND PAUL LATSHAW

 --- REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION ---

"I hear you are a Trump supporter, you asshole", "You piece of American shit"

"You pussy", "We got a gun, man",
"I see you out here all the time"
"I'm going to put a bullet in your ass"
, "You heard me"
NOTE-1: Threats spoken by Paul Latshaw (red shirt), June 26, 2017
NOTE-2: GoPro video started recording after "Trump supporter" comment

 A Final Judgment of Injunction For Protection Against Repeat Violence
"After hearing the testimony of each party present and any witnesses, or upon consent
of Respondent (Paul Latshaw), the Court finds, based on the specific facts of this case, that
Petitioner (John Cipolla) is a victim of repeat violence."


Kenneth Bailey from Ocala, Florida and Paul Latshaw from Citrus Springs, Florida
These facts are official public records at the Citrus County Courthouse and proven by GoPro video
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Kenneth Bailey pled guilty to CRIMINAL MISCHIEF and vandalism (Charged $1,248)
Paul Latshaw received Final Judgment of Injunction For Protection Against Repeat Violence and Stalking

GOPRO VIDEO DISCUSSED IN THIS REPORT
CCSO REFERS TO THE CITRUS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
These facts are public records at the Citrus County Courthouse and proven by GoPro video

PASSED ATTACKERS THEN HARASSED: This GoPro Video proves John Cipolla said "on your left" and Paul Latshaw yelled "on your right" that began the harassment of John Cipolla as John Cipolla passed the attackers on the Withlacoochee State Trail. John Cipolla tried to avoid a confrontation when pursued by the attackers, first by speeding up and then by stopping at Country Club Blvd to allow the attackers to proceed down the trail. In addition, Garmin GPS data prove John Cipolla needed to increase his speed from about 21 mph to more than 28 mph to escape and never slowed down until stopping at Country Club Blvd. The attackers speed was only about 18.5 mph when John Cipolla passed. The attackers greatly increased their speed to match John Cipolla's speed and worked as a race-team inches from John's rear wheel.

GoPro Video

PAUL LATSHAW GUN THREATS AT COUNTRY CLUB: This GoPro video proves that after being chased and harassed for 4 minutes John Cipolla waited peacefully, with both feet on the ground on the opposite side of Country Club Blvd, for both attackers to ride away. However, Paul Latshaw dismounted his bicycle, walked his bike on the grass, leaned his bike on the signpost and yelled, "you piece of American shit" and "you pussy" instead of riding away with Kenneth Bailey. This GoPro video also proves Paul Latshaw said "we got a gun, man", "I'm going to put a bullet in your ass" and then confirmed his intention to shoot John Cipolla when Paul Latshaw said, "you heard me". These GoPro recorded threats of gun violence were ignored by the CCSO.

GoPro Video

ATTACKED AT WEST CITRUS SPRINGS: This GoPro video proves that at the corner of the Withlacoochee State Trail and West Citrus Springs Blvd, Kenneth Bailey rushed toward John Cipolla from the right side and said, "You're going to get hurt" as John Cipolla attempted to escape while off-balance on his bicycle. These GoPro images from the video show that Kenneth Bailey and Paul Latshaw grabbed John Cipolla's bicycle and then attacked John Cipolla preventing him from escaping. Then, after John Cipolla was knocked to the ground and screaming in pain from multiple kicks to the head and body, Kenneth Bailey yelled, "Don't hit you? You motherf@#ker".

The CCSO totally minimized the attack by commenting in their biased report the violence against John Cipolla was a "physical altercation" with only one individual. However, GoPro video and physical evidence proves that while trying to escape, John Cipolla was ambushed from behind by two violent individuals who kicked John Cipolla in the head and body while lying helpless on the ground. The dent pattern on John Cipolla's helmet and GoPro images prove that John Cipolla was beaten and tortured while lying helpless on the ground. CCSO dismissal of this GoPro video and physical evidence demonstrates extreme bias.

GoPro Video

KENNETH BAILEY VANDALIZES BIKE: This GoPro video proves Kenneth Bailey forcefully threw John Cipolla's bicycle to the pavement making the bicycle "unsafe to ride". This GoPro video also proves Paul Latshaw was helping Kenneth Bailey attack John Cipolla and wanted to avoid being seen by passing motorists in the act of attacking John Cipolla when Paul Latshaw said, "Hey, Ken, Ken, Ken, let him go. I'll get him later".

The CCSO ignored conclusive GoPro video evidence of vandalism and on multiple occasions refused to correct the following false statement before releasing their criminal report; "The Defendant (Kenneth Bailey) picks up his own bike and throws it onto the ground". We believe the CCSO concealed this evidence.

GoPro Video

CONFUSED IDENTITY: Despite the CCSO having a printed color picture of Kenneth Bailey and Paul Latshaw that was provided two days after the attack the CCSO investigator switched the names of the attackers in the report.

Switching attacker names in the criminal report occurred even though each defendant provided photo identification to the CCSO investigator. Switching names in the criminal report caused great confusion, extended the duration of the investigation and greatly increased the cost for the victim (John Cipolla) to achieve justice.

Switched
Names

PHYSICAL PROOF OF ATTACK: The dent pattern and shoe grit marks on John Cipolla's helmet are only possible if John Cipolla was kicked in the head and held down with cleated shoes while John Cipolla was lying helpless on the ground. This evidence was ignored by the CCSO and not mentioned in their biased report. Paul Latshaw was so emboldened by CCSO's dismissal of GoPro video evidence and physical evidence that a Permanent Injunction against Paul Latshaw was required to protect John Cipolla and his wife from repeated threats of violence and stalking six months after the attack. In addition, Kenneth Bailey was only charged with vandalism for damaging a bicycle and denting a helmet by repeated kicks to the victim's head while Paul Latshaw was not charged with any crime. Neither was charged for attacking John Cipolla in Citrus County, Florida.

Helmet
Damage

INTRODUCTION: On June 26, 2017, I was harassed, chased, beaten and my prized aerodynamic bicycle destroyed for simply passing Paul Latshaw and Kenneth Bailey while bicycle riding on the Withlacoochee State Trail in Citrus Springs, Florida. Immediately after I safely passed Latshaw and Bailey, as proven by GoPro video, these bicycle riders harassed me at speeds ranging from 24 mph to 28 mph. I tried to avoid a confrontation first by speeding up and then by stopping at Country Club Blvd to allow these violent riders to ride away and waited peacefully on the opposite side of the intersection. At this moment in time, Kenneth Bailey was slightly ahead riding down the Trail without Paul Latshaw as noted in PICTURE-4 and PICTURE-5 and Paul Latshaw was hundreds of feet behind. However, instead of riding away, Paul Latshaw dismounted his bike, walked his bike on the grass and leaned his bike on the signpost yelling You piece of American shit. The unknown attacker (Paul Latshaw) appeared he wanted to ambush me (PICTURE-5) if I rode past on my bicycle. While on the opposite side of the street I laid my bicycle on the grass and walked across Country Club Blvd to identify the unknown attacker (Paul Latshaw), determine the cause of his anger, determine his intentions and if talking would resolve the issue. Instead of talking Latshaw said "You pussy" then yells, "We got a gun, man", "I see you out here all the time" and said he was going to shoot me by yelling "I'm going to put a bullet in your ass" and confirmed his intention to shoot me by saying, "You heard me". After escaping that life-threatening situation, Latshaw and Bailey cornered me at the corner of the Trail and West Citrus Springs Blvd and worked as a team to attack me. After attempting to escape this attack, Latshaw and Bailey pulled my bicycle away from me knocking me to the ground and kicked me in the head denting my helmet using their cleated shoes as weapons and vandalized my bicycle. Latshaw and Bailey kicked me in the head, neck, buttocks, kidneys, knees, ankles, and strangled me with their cleated shoes leaving several painful scars while I was helpless on the ground screaming in pain without my prescription eyeglasses to defend myself.

KENNETH BAILEY (Green Brick City Bicycles kit) paid the following penalty for damaging my bicycle while I was riding on the Withlacoochee State Trail on June 26, 2017. Because of overwhelming GoPro video evidence, on December 7, 2017 Kenneth Bailey pled guilty to CRIMINAL MISCHIEF and as a result Mr. Bailey has a criminal record for vandalizing my bicycle and helmet. Mr. Bailey was ordered by the State of Florida to pay $1,008 for damaging my prized bicycle originally costing $5,350 when Mr. Bailey forcefully threw my bike to the pavement cracking the frame and an additional $240 for denting my helmet. My helmet was dented from repeated kicks to my head when Mr. Bailey used his cleated shoe as a weapon when I was helpless on the ground. These facts are in the official public record at the Citrus County Courthouse and are proven by GoPro video.

Despite the CCSO investigator having been provided GoPro video showing that Kenneth Bailey vandalized John Cipolla's bicycle and that Kenneth Bailey lied about the circumstances of the attack, Kenneth Bailey told the judge in a Citrus County courtroom and witnesses in attendance that a CCSO Detective assured Kenneth Bailey that his vandalism charge would be dismissed. The following statement by Kenneth Bailey preceded his guilty plea for vandalism of an expensive bicycle and bicycle helmet.

"I was surprised when I receive this (the vandalism charge) and thought it was fixed.
The Detective said,
'We can get it (the vandalism charge) dismissed.' "
 

PAUL LATSHAW (Red shirt) paid the following penalty for attacking me (John Cipolla) while I was bicycle riding on the Withlacoochee State Trail on June 26, 2017 and then threatening my wife and stalking both of us on December 7, 2017 at the Citrus County Courthouse. A Final Judgment of Injunction For Protection Against Repeat Violence against Paul Latshaw to protect me and my wife from violence and stalking was issued by the Circuit Court in Citrus County, Florida on February 22, 2018. The Circuit Court judge stated he made the injunction permanent because he was “concerned for Mr. Cipolla’s safety”. Because the judge made the injunction permanent, Paul Latshaw has a permanent record of "Violence and Stalking" on his background. During the injunction Paul Latshaw was not allowed to come within 100 feet of John Cipolla's cars/bicycles and not within 500 feet of John Cipolla's residence. In addition, Paul Latshaw could not use or possess a firearm or ammunition and should have surrendered any firearms to the Citrus County Sheriff's Department. These facts are in the official public record at the Citrus County Courthouse and are proven by GoPro video evidence.

1 - HARASSMENT BEGAN SOON AFTER PASSING BAILEY AND LATSHAW
JOHN CIPOLLA INCREASED SPEED FROM 24 MPH TO OVER 28 MPH TO ESCAPE HARASSMENT


PICTURE-1: As I approached to safely pass Kenneth Bailey and Paul Latshaw 0.60 mile north of North Citrus Springs Blvd, I was traveling about 21 mph while the attackers speed was approximately 18.5 mph. These speeds and locations have been verified by Garmin GPS superimposed on a Google map of the area.


PICTURE-2: A few seconds after I politely said "on your left", Paul Latshaw (red shirt) begins harassing me by yelling "on your right" which is against bicycling etiquette. After Paul Latshaw's harassment pushed me even more to the left, I sped up to 24 mph to 28 mph to pass/escape while Latshaw and Bailey worked as a race-team only inches from my rear wheel. Garmin GPS data show I never slowed down until I stopped at Country Club Blvd to avoid a confrontation.

2 - PAUL LATSHAW THREATENS GUN VIOLENCE AT COUNTRY CLUB BLVD
JOHN CIPOLLA STOPPED AND PATIENTLY WAITED FOR THE ATTACKERS TO RIDE
AWAY


PICTURE-3: At Country Club Blvd these images were snapped after I was harassed for 4 minutes and 44 seconds over a distance of 1.81 miles where I averaged 22.94 mph and a maximum speed over 28 mph after I tried to peacefully pass Latshaw and Bailey. These Garmin GPS verified average and maximum speeds indicate I never slowed until I stopped at Country Club Blvd where I tried to escape the Bailey-Latshaw harassment. Notice in PICTURE-5 that Kenneth Bailey is seen riding down the Withlacoochee State Trail leaving Paul Latshaw far behind seemingly not bothered by anything that happened up to this point.


PICTURE-4: Ken Bailey rode away while Paul Latshaw dismounted his bike and leaned it on the signpost.

PICTURE-5: GUN THREATS AT COUNTRY CLUB BLVD. I stopped on the opposite side of the Country Club Blvd intersection and peacefully waited for Paul Latshaw and Kenneth Bailey to ride away. While I was totally stopped with both feet on the ground Paul Latshaw yelled, "I hear you are a Trump supporter, you asshole" (GoPro turned on). Paul Latshaw continued yelling as he slowly crossed the street. Instead of riding away with Kenneth Bailey, Paul Latshaw dismounted his bike, walked his bike on the grass and leaned his bike on the signpost yelling “You piece of American shit” from across the street. At this point Paul Latshaw appeared he wanted to ambush me if I rode past on my bicycle. While standing on the opposite side of the street I laid my bicycle on the grass and walked across Country Club Blvd to identify the unknown attacker (Paul Latshaw) and determine the cause of his anger. I hoped talking would resolve Latshaw's unreasonable anger or hopefully the situation would resolve itself if Paul Latshaw rode away. However, before I could say anything Paul Latshaw says "You pussy", then yells, "We got a gun, man", "I see you out here all the time", "I'm going to put a bullet in your ass", "You heard me", "We got a gun, man".
 


3 - TRAPPED AND ATTACKED AT WEST CITRUS SPRINGS BLVD
SEQUENCE OF IMAGES HALF-WAY THROUGH ONE CONTINUOUS VIDEO 4 MIN 39 SEC DURATION

PICTURE-6, 7, 8: Kenneth Bailey and Paul Latshaw trap me at the corner of West Citrus Springs Blvd and the Withlacoochee State Trail where they worked as an attack-team to beat me and destroy my prized aerodynamic bicycle and helmet. Please notice Paul Latshaw displays his back shirt pocket laden with heavy objects(s) that would concern anyone when that individual yells, "we got a gun, man","I see you out here all the time", "I'm going to put a bullet in your ass", "You heard me"...


PICTURE-9: Trapped by vehicular traffic after being chased and harassed from the Holder intersection.

PICTURE-10: Turned to take pictures of the unknown attackers and waited for traffic to clear.

PICTURE-11: TRAPPED BY VEHICULAR TRAFFIC. I was trapped by unusually heavy vehicular traffic (PICTURE-9) at the corner of the Withlacoochee State Trail and West Citrus Springs Blvd in Citrus County, Florida. The attackers (PICTURE-10) caught me at the intersection because I had to stop for vehicular traffic. As I attempted to turn left (PICTURE-11), Kenneth Bailey and Paul Latshaw are behind me about to attack from behind and both sides after being pursued from the Holder intersection. My attempt to turn left was prevented by vehicular traffic that gave the attackers time to take my bicycle and attack me from behind.


PICTURE-12: Then, while on my bicycle with one shoe cleated, I tried to find an opportunity to escape. Kenneth Bailey attacked from the right side (pictured above) and Paul Latshaw attacked from the left side just out of view of my GoPro camera.


PICTURE-13: My GoPro video camera, still mounted on the handlebar, captures Kenneth Bailey and Paul Latshaw as they continued to attack me by pushing me off my bicycle as I attempted to escape. Seconds before this image Kenneth Bailey yells, "you're going to get hurt" (proven by GoPro video). Kenneth Bailey grabbed my bicycle by the rear wheel as I held on by the front wheel as we had a tug-of-war for possession of my $5,350 bicycle. Then, Kenneth Bailey and Paul Latshaw stole my bicycle and tossed it to the pavement. A few seconds later Kenneth Bailey forcefully threw my bicycle to the pavement making it "unsafe to ride". This violent attack by Bailey and Latshaw pushed me into the middle of West Citrus Springs Blvd where passing motorists refused to call the police even after seeing me being beaten and kicked in the head while helpless on the ground by two violent individuals. One motorist, a resident of Citrus Springs in Citrus County Florida yelled to me, "get out of the road" (proven by GoPro video) even after seeing me beaten to the point of unconsciousness. I took refuge in the middle of West Citrus Springs Blvd to escape the vicious Latshaw and Bailey attack only a few hundred yards from a local elementary school. Not one of several passing motorists stopped to help even after seeing me bleeding and injured. Citrus County, Florida is a lawless place.


PICTURE-14: The CCSO dismissed video of Paul Latshaw pushing me then grabbing my bicycle.

PICTURE-15: The CCSO dismissed video of Paul Latshaw grabbing and vandalizing my bicycle.

PICTURE-16: The CCSO dismissed video of Paul Latshaw grabbing and vandalizing my bicycle.

PICTURE-17: The CCSO dismissed video of Paul Latshaw grabbing and vandalizing my bicycle.

PICTURE-18: The CCSO dismissed video of Paul Latshaw and Kenneth Bailey attacking John Cipolla.

PICTURE-19: The CCSO dismissed video of Paul Latshaw and Kenneth Bailey attacking John Cipolla.


PICTURE-20: Paul Latshaw (red shirt) clearly seen participating during the attack at the corner of the Withlacoochee State Trail and West Citrus Springs Blvd, grabs my bicycle and drags it on the ground, scratching the frame of my $5,350 bike. These images are displayed in their natural sequence. The GoPro video images (PICTURE-9 TO PICTURE-20) recorded during the attack indicates the CCSO was incompetent or biased when they dismissed important GoPro video and physical evidence proving Latshaw and Bailey attacked John Cipolla. Paul Latshaw was so emboldened by the CCSO's dismissal of this GoPro video and physical evidence that a permanent injunction against Paul Latshaw was required to protect John Cipolla and his wife from repeated threats of violence and stalking six months after the attack.

PICTURE-21: Immediately after PICTURE-20 is recorded, John Cipolla's bicycle nearly settles on the pavement after being tossed like a piece of garbage by Paul Latshaw. This GoPro image clearly shows Paul Latshaw's bicycle on the left and Kenneth Bailey's bicycle on the right while they both attacked John Cipolla. This series of images from the GoPro video proves conclusively that Paul Latshaw was off his bike during the attack and worked with Kenneth Bailey to beat John Cipolla and vandalize his property.

JOHN CIPOLLA'S BICYCLE VANDALIZED AFTER BEING CHASED, AMBUSHED AND BEATEN
THE CCSO DISMISSED THIS VIDEO AND STATED IN THEIR BIASED REPORT
"The Defendant (Kenneth Bailey) picks up his own bike and throws it onto the ground"


PICTURE-22 GoPro Video proving Kenneth Bailey is guilty of CRIMINAL MISCHIEF and vandalism.


PICTURE-23: High resolution GoPro video captures Kenneth Bailey throwing my bike to the pavement, making it "unsafe to ride".


PICTURE-24:
This GoPro image shows Paul Latshaw and Kenneth Bailey picking up their bikes after they attack John Cipolla. The CCSO totally mischaracterized the attack by commenting in their biased report the violence against John Cipolla was a "physical altercation" with only one other individual. However, GoPro video proves that while trying to escape, John Cipolla was ambushed from behind by two violent individuals. Further, the dent pattern on John Cipolla's helmet proves that John Cipolla was kicked in the head and beaten while lying helpless on the ground. CCSO dismissal of GoPro video evidence and physical evidence demonstrates extreme bias. As a result of a biased investigation, Kenneth Bailey was only charged with vandalism for damaging a bicycle and denting a helmet by repeated kicks to the victim's head while Paul Latshaw was not charged with any crime. Neither individual was charged for attacking John Cipolla in Citrus County, Florida.



EVIDENCE JOHN CIPOLLA WAS KICKED IN THE HEAD


PICTURE-25: THE DENTED HELMET: This evidence, which proved I was kicked in the head, was ignored by the CCSO and not mentioned in their biased report . The dent pattern and shoe grit marks on John Cipolla's helmet are only possible if John Cipolla was kicked in the head and held down with cleated shoes while John Cipolla was lying helpless on the ground. After Paul Latshaw and Kenneth Bailey grabbed my bicycle away from me they knocked me to the ground then kicked me in the head and body. Please notice the cleated shoes worn by the attackers in the previous images.  

SUMMARY OF THE ATTACK: On June 26, 2017 while bicycle riding and traveling his normal speed of about 21 mph on the bicycle trail, John Cipolla passed two slower bicycle riders only traveling about 18.5 mph. Immediately after John Cipolla said "on your left" to pass the slower bicycle riders, one bicycle rider (Paul Latshaw) unnecessarily yelled "on your right" to harass John Cipolla. Then, the slower riders sped up and worked as a race-team to match John Cipolla's speed and rode only inches from John Cipolla's rear wheel. Feeling threatened, John Cipolla sped up to more than 28 mph to attempt a high-speed escape that lasted approximately 4 minutes. Again, attempting to escape John Cipolla stopped at an intersection to allow the violent riders to ride away. One of the violent riders (Kenneth Bailey) did ride away. However, the other very violent rider (Paul Latshaw) stopped on the opposite side of the intersection, yelled "You piece of American shit" and leaned his bike on the stop sign preparing to block John Cipolla from escaping down the trail. John Cipolla attempted to talk to the violent bicycle rider (Paul Latshaw) to determine his identity and the cause of the rider's (Paul Latshaw's) unexplained anger. However, instead of talking the violent bicycle rider (Paul Latshaw) said, "You pussy" and issued gun threats by yelling, "We got a gun, man", "I'm going to put a bullet in your ass". John Cipolla was able to escape but was later ambushed, prevented from escaping, viciously beaten by the two bicycle riders and John Cipolla's property worth about $5,500 vandalized. Because of overwhelming GoPro video evidence, Kenneth Bailey (green Brick City Bicycles kit) pled guilty to Criminal Mischief and vandalism while Paul Latshaw (red shirt) was charged with a permanent injunction for repeat violence and stalking. These facts, proven by GoPro video did not concern the Citrus County Sheriff's Office (CCSO).

Paul Latshaw and Kenneth Bailey attempted to deny the following events that were recorded on high definition GoPro video. However, the attackers attempt to deny their violent behavior was not successful because high definition GoPro video speaks for itself. It took six months of extreme effort to correct only a few of these issues.

GoPro recorded videos, totally ignored by the CCSO, prove the following.
1) Paul Latshaw threatened gun violence. "We got a gun, man", "I'm going to put a bullet in your ass"...
2) Kenneth Bailey threw John Cipolla's bicycle to the pavement once on camera and once off camera.
3) Paul Latshaw was off his bicycle and on his feet participating in the attack on John Cipolla.
4) Paul Latshaw grabbed John Cipolla's bicycle and dragged it on the ground.
5) John Cipolla was beaten, his property vandalized and not allowed to escape.
6) Latshaw and Bailey clearly threatened John Cipolla with future violent retaliation.
7) John Cipolla said "on your left" and Paul Latshaw unnecessarily yelled "on your right".
8) Paul Latshaw and Kenneth Bailey yelled dozens of obscene words and violent threats only a few hundred yards from a school, 100 feet from a home and 50 feet from a parking lot.
9) Because of overwhelming GoPro video evidence the Florida State Attorneys Office demanded the CCSO submit a new report to correct numerous and very serious factual errors.


 CCSO SWITCHED ATTACKERS NAMES IN REPORT
PICTURE PROVIDED TWO DAYS AFTER ATTACK


Kenneth Bailey (Green Brick City Bicycles kit)
and Paul Latshaw (Red shirt) at the corner of the
Withlacoochee State Trail and West Citrus Springs Blvd

THE CCSO
INVESTIGATOR

Detective James West from Citrus County Florida, refused to accept relevant information about the attack against John Cipolla and told the victim to, "Shut up, I've made my decision" after John Cipolla begged to be heard early in the investigation. Several months later, the Florida State Attorney said the information refused by the investigator was "perfect and answered many questions". In addition, the CCSO investigator was provided conclusive GoPro video evidence the following statement in the crime report was false, "The Defendant (Ken Bailey) picks up his own bike and throws it onto the ground".


This poster on the left was displayed on the Withlacoochee State Trail because the CCSO made no progress finding the attackers. We have it on good authority the attackers were only located because an anonymous caller who saw the poster reported seeing these two individuals riding on the Trail. In addition, this picture was provided to the CCSO making switching the names of the attackers in their report suspicious and troubling. On the day of the attack Kenneth Bailey was wearing the Green Brick City Bicycles kit and Paul Latshaw was wearing the red shirt.

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