That is sad though ,i think by the way the people were moving close to him then walking away they wanted to help .
The guy on the bike sounded like he did , but like you said Aaron , all that Cop would have seen was an old man laying on the ground covered with blood ,and you with your hands on him.
You know what would have happened !
All the people around looking would run away ,and you would be laying on the ground also ,wake up in jail ,charges against you , some Detective saying ,oh yea sure ,why did you hurt the old man .
People have heard and seen this happen far to many times ,and they just don't want to get involved.
You would get out of it eventually ,but how long would you be put through the ringer before you did.
Like the lady with the little jar of cat pee ,arrested for Meth ,told the cops she was a breeder and it was cat pee .
10 days in jail ,two appearances before a judge ,and guess what ? it was cat pee.