A cyclist who reportedly assaulted another cyclist on a Washington DC trail has been identified thanks to his Strava activity. Edward Shortnacy has been charged with malicious wounding for the incident, which took place on the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail last month.
The Loudon Times reports that at around 2.15pm on April 22, an unnamed man was riding his bike west along the trail near Ashburn Village Boulevard.
He attempted to pass two cyclists and was riding on the centre line when one of the cyclists, who was travelling in the opposite direction, reached his arm out and hit his helmet.
The victim fell off his bike and suffered injuries that saw him taken to the Lansdowne Campus of Inova Loudoun Hospital and later to Inova Fairfax Hospital.
The suspect rode off.
Detectives learned that the attacker had been using Strava and this, combined with interviews with witnesses, led them to Shortnacy.