Alan Ray Simmons is glad he was wearing his helmet. Ã‚Â He was riding along on Tunnel Road in Asheville, NC, with his wife and 3-year-old son when motorist Charles Diez approached him and berated him for riding with a young child on such a heavily trafficked road.
Authorities said the men got into an argument, then Diez pulled out a handgun and fired at Simmons. Ã‚Â Fortunately, the bullet hit Simmons’ helmet, passing through the lining, but stopping short of hitting his head. Ã‚Â Diez is being held on $500,000 bond and charged with attempted first degree murder.
He must’ve been wearing the new Bell-istic model helmet…
UPDATE: It gets worse…Diez is (was, now) an Asheville FD fire fighter.