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Road Rage Video: Angry Funeral Director In Philadelphia Threatens To Remove Cyclist’s Eyes

Is this the strangest sentence ever shouted at a cyclist?

Screenshot: YouTube (via: cheekflapperer).

People who claim communal parking spots with traffic cones are some of our least very favourite people in the entire world. It’s such a selfish, self-entitled, dickhead move that anyone who does it immediately loses our sympathy in any argument they might be involved in. If you’re a person who does this, please stop being doing it. Seriously. Just stop it.

The reason we’re turning this into a talking point is because of this latest incident, caught on film in Philadelphia, featuring a cyclist and an angry car driver.

Annoyed by the parking cones regularly placed outside a funeral home and the way they intruded upon the white lines where he rides his bike, making him go closer to the traffic than he would ideally like, this cyclist took things into his own hands and kicked over one of the cones.

Screenshot: YouTube (via: cheekflapperer).

And it’s at that point, that things went up a notch. Angered by the cyclist’s disregard for his traffic cone set-up, funeral director Mark Rago (who works at the Monti Rago Funeral Home – where the traffic cones were situated) drives after the cyclist and unleashes a tirade of anger that would make the lower bowels of hell quake in fear.

The cyclist takes a swipe at the car driver’s wing-mirror, which does little to calm him down. There’s a bit more back and forth, before the driver unleashes one of the strangest threats we’ve heard in the history of ‘angry car driver vs cyclist’ videos.

“Try it again, and I’ll take your fucking eyes out.”

Screenshot: YouTube (via: cheekflapperer).

Take your fucking eyes out? Take them where? To a fancy restaurant? To see a movie? Is the furious funeral director asking the cyclist out on a date? Is that what’s happening here? Is it? Judging by the look on the driver’s face, probably not.

The cyclist who uploaded the video to YouTube has revealed that the parking spot which the funeral director reserved with his traffic cones is actually a 20-minute loading zone.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority states on their website that this section of road is not to be used as a private space, and that the placing of cones to reserve spots is not allowed.

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