Woman claims her car was vandalized in incident with ATV driver in Providence
A Cranston woman is calling for change after she says she was accosted by two men on an ATV and motorbike in Providence Sunday afternoon while her baby sat in the back seat.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Cranston woman is calling for change after she says she was accosted by two men on an ATV and motorbike in Providence Sunday afternoon while her baby sat in the back seat.
It seems illegal dirt bikes and four-wheelers are becoming a constant issue for residents in the past few months.
The woman, who asked to remain anonymous because the incident happened so close to her home, tells ABC 6 she was terrified, as she claims she was forced into a collision with an ATV, and then watched in horror as the driver and his friend proceeded to vandalize her car.
The victim said she was on her way home to Cranston heading through Providence on Allens Avenue when she turned onto a street and found an ATV driving in front of her.
“The 4-wheeler was in front of me but on the wrong side of the road,” she said.
She says that as he weaved between both sides of the road, trying to pop a wheelie, she tried to go around him.
When they got to an intersection, he shouted obscenities at her, saying she was trying to hit him.
“You don’t belong on the road so how dare you say I almost hit you!” she said. “I felt threatened so I just took a left, and when I took the left he shot out in front of me.”
That’s when they collided.
The victim says she stayed in her car stunned, as the ATV driver hopped off his vehicle and signaled for his buddy on a dirt bike to come over.
The bike slammed into her car, denting in the passenger side door. They then proceeded to vandalize her vehicle throwing their fists, helmets, and bodies into it.
“He told me to get out of the car – that I was going to pay for what I did,'” she recalled. “They were trying to break the windows, they were trying to get in the car.”
She says fortunately a Providence Police vehicle came down the street and the two men fled.
“I thought he was going to break the window and try to hurt me,” she said. “And then what would happen to my baby? I have a 9-month-old in the back seat.”
Now, with her car totaled and no money for a new one, the single, working mom wants the city to make changes so one else has to face something like this again, including herself.
“I know there’s a no chase policy so I understand you’re not going to drive through people’s backyards to get them, but there has to be a way to stop it,” she said.
The victim also said she’s been unable to get a hold of the police report all week.
ABC 6 reached out to police for further information on this alleged incident but did not immediately hear back.