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US postal worker hit woman in face in road-rage incident, police say

If convicted, Danny Corbin, 59, faces life sentence

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ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – A Brevard County U.S. Postal Service employee was arrested Wednesday after police said he hit a 55-year-old woman in the face in a fit of road rage.

The victim, who had three children in the car with her, told police that Danny Corbin, 59, followed her from Murrell Road to the U.S. Post Office in Rockledge.

As the victim was depositing mail into the mail drop box, she said Corbin got out of his car, reached through her driver's side window and hit her in the face.

"I'm at the post office in Rockledge, Florida," the victim told the 911 dispatcher. "Some guy followed me into the parking lot and punched me in the face."

Corbin, who ironically enough works for the U.S. Postal Service in Cocoa, told police he was upset the victim cut him off.

"Was there some kind of road rage thing or something?" the dispatcher asked the victim.

"I did move into the left hand lane in front of him to pull into the post office, and I guess he didn't like it," she responded.

Corbin's neighbors were shocked to hear about the arrest.

"I would've never guessed that this would've ever happened," one neighbor told Local 6 News. "We've all lived here at least 12 years and I've never seen that side of him."

Corbin made his first court appearance Thursday at the Brevard County Jail, where a judge granted him a $5,000 bond.

Assistant State Attorney Gary Beatty said if convicted, Corbin is looking at a maximum sentence of life in prison.

"What people need to understand is, A, be a courteous driver, and B, if you do get upset about somebody, just let it go," said Beatty. "Just stay in your car and go about your business. There's no reason to escalate it to this point."

According to records, Corbin was in the U.S. Air Force and has a spotless criminal record.

Local 6 called his employer several times Thursday to see what the status was for his job, but have not heard back.


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