It was one of the most disturbing assaults to be captured on film in recent memory: a gang of motorcycle riders surround an SUV in Manhattan, and pull the driver out in broad daylight.
It was all caught on the camera of one of the motorcycles, and quickly became a video seen by millions, on the nightly news as well as online.
In the weeks that followed the attacks, there have been several arrests. One of the bikers accused of partaking in the assault of the driver was an undercover police officer. Three others have also been arrested in the case.
It is unclear exactly why the video of the assault was posted on the internet, though the video depict a truly scary scene, as the driver first tries to flee from the bikers after he had hit one with the SUV. A chase then ensued, and the scene came to an end with the driver being pulled from the vehicle, one of his windows smashed by a helmet.
While it is unclear exactly what will become of this case down the road, perhaps a lesson of caution can be taken from the case.