News Americas, New York, NY, Thurs. Dec. 11, 2014: As a film crew from the Late Show with David Letterman taped a skit near the stage door outside the Ed Sullivan Theater on 53rd Street in New York City on Thursday December 11, 2014, a bike messenger gazing at the filming while passing, crashed into a van, breaking the back window as the van was waiting in traffic on the light at Eight Avenue.
The owner of the van exited the van and held on to the bike messenger while speaking on his cell phone. Loud words were exchanged as the van owner kept holding on to the bike messenger so he would not escape. The bike messenger pulled away and began to run east on the sidewalk on 53rd Street, away from the owner of the van, while pedestrians walking west frantically cleared the sidewalk. The bike messenger holding on to his bicycle, ran into the street, with the van owner chasing, nearing Seventh Avenue, on 53rd Street, the bike messenger made a quick turn with his bike in hand and started sprinting like Usain Bolt west on 53rd Street. The van owner tried in vain to keep up, but with the speed the bike messenger built up, he eventually jumped on his bike and sped away. The owner of the van jumped into his van and tried to follow the bike messenger, but was stopped by the same light at eight avenue. Only in NYC!