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Man Pedals Big Wheel in Philadelphia Traffic

Cell phone videos captured a man pedaling a big wheel down the Boulevard as cars tried to dodge him.

NBC10 Viewer Akeem Edwards says he captured video of a man causing quite a traffic back up as he rode a big wheel type bike on Roosevelt Boulevard. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016)

Motorists traveling down Roosevelt Boulevard experienced an unusual traffic jam Sunday. Cell phone videos captured a man pedaling a big wheel down the Boulevard as cars tried to dodge him.

“I just so happened to maneuver my way to the front of the traffic and I saw the guy on the trike,” said Akeem Edwards. “I’m like, ‘what the heck?’”

Edwards pulled over and began recording the man on his phone.

“He actually looked at me and he smiled as he was rolling by,” Edwards said.

Edwards told NBC10 he didn’t see any police cars as the man continued to pedal down the boulevard. NBC10 also found another video of the man riding the big wheel as cars maneuvered out of the way to avoid an accident.

“Not only is it dangerous, it’s insane,” said Al Walton Jr., a bicyclist. “And without a helmet.”

Edwards told NBC10 all of his friends and coworkers are asking him about the video. He said of all the times he’s driven on the highway, he never expected to see someone riding something similar to his daughter’s tricycle.

Police told NBC10 they’re investigating the video. No charges have been filed in connection to the incident.

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