Corey Whidden, 29, Brattleboro, VT
In the morning hours of 10/21/19 Brattleboro Police were called to Green St. for a report of a vehicle versus a bicyclist motor vehicle crash.
Investigation revealed that Corey A. Whidden, a 29 year old male from Brattleboro, was riding his bike on Green St. Whidden was wearing dark colored clothing, and did not have lights or reflectors on his bike.
Whidden was struck by a vehicle. The operator stopped immediately to render aid. Whidden then threatened and intimidated the operator into giving him financial compensation. Whidden then demanded more money under the threats towards the operator. Whidden fled the scene prior to police arriving.
Whidden was located, and placed under arrest for larceny from a person and extortion. Whidden was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department, where he was lodged briefly, and then released on a citation. Whidden will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 10/22/19 at 1230 to answer his charges.
Whidden received minor injuries.
This is an ongoing investigation, and anyone who has information relevant to this case is asked to contact Officer Penniman at 802-257-7950.