EAST HAMPTON, NY.- Apparently, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s coronavirus bout is also giving him some serious anger issues. A bicyclist who had a run-in with Cuomo on Long Island last weekend has filed a police report against the far-left opinion host and described “Fredo” Cuomo as a “bully,” according to the New York Post.
The man, who only wanted to be identified by his first name “David” was blasted on Cuomo’s radio show on Sirus/XM as a “jackass loser fat-tire biker.” Now, one could assume by listening to Cuomo’s rant that the “biker” was maybe riding a Harley or some bad-ass motorcyle, or something along those lines. Turns out the “biker” was in fact riding a bicycle.
“Sometimes he’s scary stupid,” David, an East Hampton resident said of Cuomo.
On Monday night, Fredo went into a tirade on his radio program, going on about how he didn’t like what he did for a living anymore, and then transgressed into a fit about a run-in he’d had on Easter Sunday with the “biker.” Now mind you, Cuomo, who was diagnosed with coronavirus, was supposed to be on a 14-day quarantine. Apparently, not so much.
Fredo Cuomo has lost what little mind he hadhttps://t.co/kgrGbNKATi
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) April 16, 2020
The confrontation occurred outside Cuomo’s property where he was with his family. He is apparently building a home on the lot. Cuomo has been broadcasting his nightly CNN program from the basement of his home and has been keeping his viewer(s) up to date on his progress in dealing with the coronavirus.
David was riding by Cuomo’s property when he saw Cuomo, who was supposed to be quarantined. David said something to Cuomo. Cuomo, clearly a legend in his own mind, said on his radio program, that due to having money and fame he couldn’t tell the guy to “go to hell.”
“I don’t want some jackass, loser, fat-tire biker being able to pull over and get in my space and talk busllsh*t to me, I don’t want to hear it,” Cuomo whined.
“I want to be able to tell you to go to hell, to shut your mouth…I don’t get that doing what I do for a living; me being able to tell you to shut your mouth or I will do you the way you guys do each other.”
In his statement to the Post, David said he was stunned about the verbal attack that Cuomo launched on him.
David, 65, said he was out for a bike ride just before Easter dinner when he saw someone whom he believed to be Chris Cuomo on property that he said the CNN anchor bought in East Hampton last year. The property is still being developed, although the steel frame for a house is all that is up at the moment, David said.
Cuomo was with his wife, another woman and three kids who were playing around on the property, David said.
David related that he stopped and was sitting on his bike “well over a hundred feet” from the property.
“I just looked and said, ‘Is that Chris Cuomo? Isn’t he supposed to be quarantined?’”
On Tuesday, Cuomo was pining about how he was still suffering from a low-grade fever and feared that his wife is now showing signs of the virus. It was reported earlier Thursday that in fact she has been diagnosed with the virus.
The Post reported that one of two women, believed to be Cuomo’s wife approached him and said, “Can I help you?”
David said he replied, “I’m riding my bike.”
He then asked why Cuomo was out there not in quarantine and not social-distancing from the other people in his party.
At this time, Cuomo walked over to where he was, David said to him, “Your brother is the coronavirus czar and you’re not even following his rules—unnecessary travel,” The Hill reported.
“Who the hell are you?! I can do what I want!” David said Cuomo was on a rant, screaming, “I’ll find out who you are! This is not the end of this. You’ll deal with this later. We will meet again!”
David said, “If that’s not a threat, I don’t know what is.”
Clearly, David was trying to get under Cuomo’s skin, however as a public personality, Cuomo should have thicker skin.
David waited, but then decided to file a police report with the East Hampton police on Monday afternoon.
“I hate bullies,” he said.
Initially the police department were not very accommodating of his complaint, he said. He noted he got “huge pushback” from the police over filing the report.
However by Tuesday morning, when media outlets had become aware of the incident, “the police had a whole different attitude,” David said.
David said he asked the officer who was assigned to his case if he had seen the report about Cuomo’s radio rant, to which the officer replied, “Yes we have.”
Amazing mask-dropping rant from @ChrisCuomo on what he thinks of CNN, his work there, his mountains of millions, ordinary citizens, and his desire to fight his critics like Real Men do:https://t.co/42vSYM1Ygw
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 14, 2020
The officer then said, “I think you’ll like what we’ve written,” referring to the police report that had been filed.
David noted that he is a lifelong Democrat and in fact had voted for Andrew Cuomo for governor. He said that he is not currently planning on pressing charges against Chris Cuomo, at least for now.
He said, if “I get any more feeling that this guy is a threat to me,” he might reconsider but said for now he just wanted to get something “on the record.”
The Hill said they reached out to the East Hampton Police Department and SiriusXM, the latter of which referred them to CNN for comment, although none was received from either entity.
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