Daniel Provencio was in a race to get to his hookup in New York yesterday and nothing was going to stop him. Not even President Obama’s motorcade.
OK, well, maybe President Obama’s motorcade.
The 59-year-old bicyclist says he was blasting “Call Me Maybe” through his headphones when a group of NYPD officers suddenly tackled him to the ground. Unbeknownst to Provencio, he had just ridden into a secured area where the President was expected to pass through at any moment.
The Daily News reports:
A cop grabbed Provencio and knocked him off the bike onto the ground, then fell to the ground himself. A helmeted cop roughly grabbed Provencio’s arm and twisted it behind his back. Cops rolled Provencio over until he was face down, stuck a knee in his back and cuffed him as a Secret Service agent walked over to observe. Obama’s motorcade rolled past during the arrest. Provencio did not appear to be resisting during the encounter. He was issued a summons for disorderly conduct, police said.
To add insult to injury, the guy Provencio was supposed to hookup with lost interest because he was several hours late after being arrested and interrogated by the cops.
“Manhattan men are huge on punctuality,” he says.
See video of the dramatic arrest below…