WHILE RIDING THE WITHLACOOCHEE STATE TRAIL ON JUNE 26, 2017
JOHN CIPOLLA WAS ATTACKED, TORTURED AND
BY KENNETH BAILEY AND
These facts are in the
official public record at the
Citrus County Courthouse and are proven by GoPro video
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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
harassed me at speeds ranging from 24 mph to 28
mph. I tried to avoid a confrontation by
stopping at Country Club Blvd to allow these violent riders to proceed
down the Trail. I stopped on the opposite side of the
Country Club Blvd
intersection to allow the attackers to ride away. When I
stopped at Country Club Blvd, I was hundreds of feet
ahead of Paul Latshaw. At this moment in time, Kenneth Bailey was slightly ahead
the Trail without Paul Latshaw as noted in picture-3 and
picture-4. 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”. When I walked over to talk with Latshaw to
determine the cause of his anger, Latshaw calls me the
p-word then yells, "we got a gun, man" and says he was going
to shoot me by yelling "I'm going to put a bullet in
your ass". After I escaped that 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. Then,
Latshaw and Bailey pulled my bicycle away
from me knocking me to the ground and kicking me in the head
denting my helmet using their cleated shoes as weapons and
destroyed my bicycle. Then, Latshaw
and Bailey kicked me in the 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.
PICTURE-1: As I
approached Kenneth Bailey and Paul Latshaw to
pass, I was traveling 20.5 mph while the attackers speed was
approximately 18.0 mph. These speeds 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
harassing me by yelling "on your right"
which is against bicycling etiquette. After being pushed
even more to the left, I sped up to 24 mph to 28 mph to pass
while Latshaw and Bailey worked as a race-team only
inches from my rear wheel.
These images were snapped after I
was harassed for more than 4 minutes at speeds up to 28 mph
for simply passing Latshaw and Bailey. Please notice Kenneth
Bailey is seen riding down the Trail leaving Paul Latshaw
far behind. At this point, Paul Latshaw yells, "I hear you are a
Trump supporter, you asshole" (GoPro turned on),
"You piece of American shit", "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".
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 the serious
crime of CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 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. A recent
independent and publicly available web site confirms
that Kenneth Bailey has a criminal court record.
PAUL LATSHAW (red
shirt) paid the following penalty for attacking me while I
was bicycle riding on the Withlacoochee State Trail on June
26, 2017 and then threatening my wife Mary and stalking both
of us on December 7, 2017 at the Citrus County Courthouse. A
Final Judgement 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”.
Making the injunction
permanent means Paul Latshaw will have 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.
PICTURE-5, 6, 7:
Ken Bailey and Paul Latshaw trap
me at the corner of West Citrus Springs Blvd and the Withlacoochee
State Trail where they work as a team to beat me and destroyed
my prized aerodynamic bicycle and helmet.
PICTURE-8: My GoPro video
camera, still mounted on the handlebar, captures Kenneth
Bailey and Paul Latshaw as they attacked me by pushing me off my
bicycle as I tried to escape. Seconds before this image Kenneth
Bailey yells, "you're going to get hurt" as Bailey attacked.
Then, 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 $5,500 bicycle before Kenneth Bailey stole my bike and
threw my bike to the ground. This violent attack by Bailey and
Latshaw pushed me into 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.
PICTURE-9: GoPro video captures
Ken Bailey throwing my bike to the pavement again making it "unsafe to ride".
PICTURE-10, 11, 12: Paul Latshaw
participates by grabbing my bike and dragging it on the ground.
YouTube Video of the Attack
of John Cipolla safely passing Kenneth Bailey and Paul Latshaw on June 26, 2017.
YouTube video of Paul Latshaw yelling, "We got a gun, man", "I'm going to put a bullet in your ass".
of Kenneth Bailey destroying John Cipolla's bicycle. Due to the
extreme violence, video has been omitted.
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