CROWN HEIGHTS [CHI] — A Bochur was stopped, this Motzai Shabbos, by a van with 7 cops for riding his bicycle on a sidewalk, and when police asked for his identification he explained that Shabbos had just ended and he did not have it. Instead of understanding, the officers threatened to arrest him.
The incident took place a short time after Shabbos on Brooklyn Avenue between Montgomery and Crown Streets. The police van was driving down Brooklyn when they spotted the Bochur, stopped him, and all the officers got out of the van and surrounded the Bochur.
A passerby called Shomrim, out of fear the Bochur might get arrested.
The police relented and accepted his verbal identification and wrote him a criminal summons for riding his bike on a sidewalk, for which he will have to appear in criminal court.