Chris Snyder, Former D-Backs Catcher, Victim of Shoe-Throwing, Arm-Biting, Road-Rage Scooter-ist

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Former D-Backs catcher Chris Snyder
Former Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Snyder is on the disabled list after surgery last week to repair a herniated disc in his back -- which might be why he did nothing to defend his wife from a shoe-throwing maniac during a road-rage incident yesterday afternoon.

Snyder, now with the Pittsburgh Pirates, his wife, and two small children were traveling in their vehicle near a gas station outside of Pittsburgh, when Carla Snyder nearly hit a man on a motor-scooter.

The man on the scooter, Subhash Modhwadia, 44, of Scott, Pennsylvania, followed the family into a gas-station parking lot and flew into a rage, blocking the Snyder's SUV from leaving and kicking the car. According to authorities, he ripped the driver's side mirror off of the SUV.

A good samaritan, 22-year-old Joe Changle, noticed what was going on and attempted to intervene.

"He was screaming,"  Changle tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review . "I couldn't understand anything he was saying. He was speaking in a [foreign] language."

Changle tackled Modhwadia, prompting the enraged scooter-ist to bite Changle's forearm.

Off-duty police officer Arthur Baker also tried to step in. Modhwadia threw a tennis shoe at him, before being wrestled to the ground.

Meanwhile, Chris Snyder -- and his sore back -- remained seated in the car.

Modhwadia was booked on one count each of aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and driving without a valid drivers license. He is being held in the Allegheny County Jail on $25,000 bond.

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Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Slow news day?   Well, at least you got to throw in that juvenile comment about his lack of manhood and how he just sat in the car while the crazy guy killed his family with a shoe.    It's hard hitting, insightful stories like this, that makes the PNT the center of the journalistic world.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Walter, if Mrs. Snyder (who I don't know and have never met) is ANYTHING like my former wife, I can only feel sorry for the guy on the scooter. Just because she's female doesn't mean she is helpless.

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