At around 7:45 on Saturday evening, a large, black Ford pickup with the license plate ASV 305 again began playing games with the protesters. But this time, people were prepared with cell phones and cameras, and a peace camper named Bill stepped in to help. When Bill saw the truck approaching the camp, he blocked the lane closest to the camp so that the truck could not get near them. The truck drove past the camp in farther lane, came to a stop at the light at Madison, and proceeded to back up to the front of the camp. Bill, still on his bike, then put himself next to the truck, acting as a buffer between the truck and the campers. After a few seconds, the truck drove away, but Bill, near the front of the truck, was struck by its right front tire and knocked over. The truck then sped away.
The vigilant peace campers called 911 as soon as the black truck reappeared, and took pictures of the truck and driver. They were still on the phone with 911 when the hit occurred. The paramedics arrived before the police (who were probably busy arresting anti-war protesters) and treated Bill, who thankfully wasn't seriously injured. A while later, the cops caught the driver and took Bill into the police station to ID him. Even though the driver was positively identified by Bill, the police simply took his information and let him go. Bill was told that they could not do anything because they had not witnessed the hit and run; they also said that if he wanted to press charges or file a complaint he would have to wait until Monday to do so. Apparently, the police do not believe Bill's story, despite him being treated by the paramedics and the incident being witnessed by about 20 people.
(Note about pictures: the flashes of light on the pictures are from my camera - I had to take a picture of a picture, as a scanner wasn't available. The man in the baseball cap is the passenger.)