Boulder police: Drunken cyclist found in meth clinic after waving knife at truck

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Taylor Rose

Taylor Rose

Taylor Rose

Taylor Rose

BOULDER, Colo. — A Boulder truck driver stopped to ask a swerving cyclist what his problem was on Tuesday morning. After repeating that question back to the truck driver, the cyclist waved a knife in the man’s face and disappeared — only to be discovered later at a methadone clinic, according to police.

Boulder police said they responded to a call at Spruce and 14th streets at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, from a truck driver who said a cyclist — later identified as 21-year-old Taylor Rose of Superior — had pulled on knife on him at a stop sign. This after the driver questioned the cyclist’s mental state.

According to the truck driver and a witness who was in a vehicle behind him, the cyclist was swerving in and out of the truck driver’s path.

At the stop sign, the truck driver told police he yelled, “What the f— is wrong with you?” to the Rose. According to the police report, Rose responded by repeating the question to the truck driver and getting off his bike.

When he got to one of the truck’s side windows, Rose pulled out a pocket knife and waved the blade in the the driver’s face, according to police. That detail was not confirmed by the witness, though the witness did see Rose lean into the truck.

When the driver threatened to call the police, Rose got back on his bike and rode away. Police later discovered him at a methadone clinic, where both the truck driver and the witness positively identified him.

When found, Rose repeated claimed he didn’t recall what had happened earlier in the day and refused to perform roadside maneuvers for the officers. According to police, he then told the officers to call his mother.

The 21-year-old was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing and DUI and is being held on $15,000 bond.