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American jailed 5 years for violent usage of bicycle

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A man from New York City has been jailed for up to five years for using his bicycle as a weapon after he hit another man in the face with it.

The episode occurred on June 10, 2018. DeGroat, 21, threw a bicycle at the victim, hitting him in the face, a criminal complaint said. The man suffered swelling and pain.

DeGroat pleaded guilty in state Supreme Court, St. George, to third-degree criminal weapon possession. That charge accused him of committing the crime of misdemeanor criminal weapon possession and of previously being convicted of a crime.

He has a previous conviction after an Italian tourist was shot after apparently getting caught in crossfire.

Now, DeGroat was sentenced to 30 months to five years in prison following the latest case.