Video captures the moment cyclists attack car in NYC

A group of cyclists were caught in camera in New York while attacking a sports utility vehicle that was stopped in an intersection, broke off the hood, bumped on the windshield and punched the side windows – while the terrified driver with his mother sat inside.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the attack on the BMW that was stopped on Tuesday afternoon in Fifth Avenue and 21st Street in Manhattan when the group surrounded the car, police confirmed on Thursday.

The driver, who only wanted to be identified as Max, 36, told NBC News New York that he and his 74-year-old mother were scared to death during the attack, which began after one of the cyclists crashed into the back. sy kar.

“I said to myself: let them destroy the car. Let them vent their anger on the car,” he said.

But according to him, the attack increased with one of the group members smashing the windshield and flooding the occupants of the car with glass. Max said then he found an opening, pulled ahead and waited for the police. NBC News did not confirm what happened before the video began, nor did it speak to the teenager charged in the attack.

The 15-year-old is facing charges of rioting and criminal mischief, police said.

Police told NBC New York that they believe the incident is related to another violent incident involving cyclists and a driver.

New York police said the investigation is continuing.