Erik Fabian, 20, was sentenced this week in Chicago for an outrageous prank where he and his friend, Armando Reza, 18, took turns striking bicyclists with their car. He pleaded guilty and received a relatively light sentence of two years probation for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and leaving the scene of an accident.
The assaults began when Reza bet Fabian he wouldn’t dare hit a bicyclist. Fabian took the bet and struck 52-year-old David Silvis of Oak Park. After laughing about the incident, Reza took the wheel and struck bicyclist Juan Gamboa, 32. Neither bicyclist was seriously injured.
Reza pleaded guilty to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence of alcohol last week and was sentenced to only 10 days in jail as well as two years of probation.