The SUV gang assault on the streets of NYC last week has more details emerging today, including reports about a man who was on his way to church stepping in to help the SUV driver. Alexian Lien, who was being attacked by a biker gang, had a guardian angel show up just in time. This man is being called a “hero” today. as he was the only one to come to this young family’s aid after the driver was dragged out of his vehicle and beaten in front of his wife and toddler, according to the Christian Science Monitor on Oct. 7.
Alexian Lien, his wife and toddler were on their way out to celebrate the couple’s wedding anniversary when a biker, Christopher Cruz, riding with a group of 40 bikers, cut off Lien’s SUV and then slowed down almost to a crawl in front of him.
This is when Lien accidentally bumped into the Cruz’s bike’s back tire. A pursuit started with all 40 bikers after Lien and his family in the SUV. From there the bikers corneredd Lien to get him to stop, his window was smashed and he was pulled out of his SUV and beaten.
This SUV gang assault should have never happened, as reports put undercover police officers riding with this gang at the time. One person, a passerby, took his life in his hands when he stepped in to try and help this man who was being beaten and stomped on by a gang of bikers.
Sergio Consuegra was on his way to church when he saw the bikers beating the man they had just pulled out of the SUV broken window. He stepped in between him and the bikers to try and help Lien.
Consuegra, who is in his 50s, said he wanted the bikers to know he was not there to engage in a confrontation, but rather to stop this out of control beating. He said he stood in front of Lien, spread his arms to shield him and said, “That’s it guys, let it go.” That is all it took, said Consuegra, the bikers backed off and he called the police.
While everyone considers Consuegra a hero, he doesn’t. He “wishes he could have done more.”
Four people have been arrested in this case, the entire incident, starting with the pursuit and subsequent beating ended up on video tape. Reginald Chance, 37, is held on $75,000 bail today. While Chance didn’t beat or stomp on the driver, he set the chaos into motion when he smashed the driver’s side window.
This resulted in the driver of the SUV being pulled out of the vehicle from that window. This was when others stepped in to beat the driver.