Motorcyclists on memorial ride confronted by motorist with shotgun
Submitted by Howard Owens on August 17, 2009 - 10:15am
A motorcycle group out on a fundraising ride through Alabama on Sunday was confronted by a shotgun-wielding motorist when he apparently didn't like an intersection being closed by members of the group while the caravan passed.
William E. Buncy, 64, of Depew, was arrested by State Police and charged with a misdemeanor count of menacing.
The shotgun, which was reportedly unloaded at the time, along with three other unloaded firearms, were taken from Buncy at the time of his arrest. Buncy was returning from an event at a local gun club at the time of the incident.
The motorcycle group had 150 riders, and a few members of the group blocked the intersection at Lewiston Road and Route 63 to make it easier and safer for the entire group to pass through the intersection.
Titled the Jonathon Cote Memorial Motorcycle Run, it featured 150 riders and began in Amherst and was headed to Wilson Boat House in Wilson.
Buncy will be arraigned on the charge on Aug. 25 in the Town of Alabama Court.