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Florida man rams 4 vehicles after being 'picked on,' deputies say

Anthony Coleman tells deputies he was having bad day

Anthony Coleman
Anthony Coleman

LEESBURG, Fla. – A Florida man's "bad day" ended in his arrest after he rear-ended four vehicles because he'd been "picked on" at a local park, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Anthony Coleman, 36, was driving through Leesburg Monday around 3 p.m. when deputies starting receiving multiple hit-and-run calls. Four different female drivers all provided similar accounts of the driver of a dark gray or black pickup truck revving his engine and then hitting their rear bumpers, according to an arrest affidavit.

The women all said the driver was shouting and waving his arms. When the victims went to pull over, the truck sped off. One victim followed Coleman to get his license plate number and witnessed him driving fast, recklessly and changing lanes, deputies said. Another took a picture of his vehicle.

Deputies identified Coleman as the driver of the truck and met with him when he arrived at his home in Leesburg. Coleman's truck had fresh front-end damage and Coleman admitted that he may have "bumped" a few vehicles, the affidavit said. Before being arrested, Coleman told deputies he was having a bad day because "some people in the park were picking on him."

Coleman is charged with four counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

 


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