Police: Driver points gun at cyclist

Police: man pointed gun at bicyclist


Police are calling on the public to help them find a man who allegedly pointed a gun at a cyclist in Lower Alsace, Twp.

The incident took place on Skyline Drive on July 10, not far from Reading's main landmark and tourist destination, The Pagoda.

The suspect drove past the the victim several times, and each time he pointed his hand gun at the victim, according to court documents.

Police say the victim took out his cell phone and took a picture of not only a dark-green Chevrolet Trailblazer, but he also managed to snap a picture of the man behind the wheel.

This information led police to Jose Albert Charbonier-Mayoset in the 100 block of Windsor Street in Reading, according to court documents.

Meanwhile, tourists and residents who use Skyline drive for recreation and travel said they were outraged by the allegations.

"You shouldn't have to be worried for your life while people are just driving by," said Jeff Arters who often rides his bike through the trails along Skyline Drive.

"We seem to be in an age where the people with guns seem to want to flash them at everybody all the time, and it's just not fair," said Al Gold, who was visiting the area from New Ringgold, Schuylkill County.

According to police, Charbonier-Mayoset could face charges of aggravated assault, harassment, and simple assault.

It's still unknown what sparked this incident.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the supsect, call Crime Alert Berks County at (877) 373-9913.

If your tip leads to an arrest, you could get a cash reward. 

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