Here’s a description from the local fish-wrapper about a road rage incident that occurred this morning in the Tampa Bay area:
A man fired his gun at another motorist who threatened him with a baseball bat during a road rage incident Wednesday morning in Temple Terrace, police said.
Investigators do not believe anyone was injured.
The incident occurred about 8 a.m. at the entrance to Terrace Walk Plaza, at North 53rd Street and East Fowler Avenue, Temple Terrance police said. Officers responded to a report of shots being fired.
According to police, Adrian C. Fedrick, Jr., 23, of Wesley Chapel, said he was making a wide turn after exiting the parking lot, and two men in a red pickup truck pulled into the lot as he was leaving.
“The men apparently were angry about Fedrick’s driving, and a verbal altercation ensued,” city spokesman Michael Dunn said in a news release.
The driver of the pickup parked, then exited the vehicle with a baseball bat and began chasing Fedrick’s car down 53rd Street, police said.
Fedrick told police he believed the man was going to strike the back of his vehicle with the bat so he stopped in front of KinderCare, 11501 N. 53rd St., about a block south of Fowler.
Okay, wait — he was driving down the road and being chased by an angry man with a baseball bat who was on foot. And he stopped because he thought the guy was going to whack his car? Wouldn’t that be a good reason to, you know, speed up and drive away? Here’s what he claims happened next:
Fedrick told police he got out of his car but tripped and fell, and the man then charged at him with the bat. Fearing he was about to be struck by the bat, Fedrick said, he pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired three shots toward the man with the bat, who fled on foot.
Note in the first excerpt where Fedrick stopped — in front of KinderCare, a busy daycare center — at 8 AM, prime drop-off time. So this jackass who is too dumb to simply drive away from a baseball bat-wielding pursuer who is on foot and is unable to get out of his own car without falling on his ass then decides to fire his gun in panic in front of a fucking daycare center?
Fedrick is licensed to carry a concealed firearm in Florida.
Well, sweet Jesus, of course he is.
Police said they are looking for a white male, about 20 to 30 years old, who was wearing a black shirt and possibly khaki shorts. Police did not know the make and model of the pickup.
So the cops are looking for the idiot with the bat? They should throw the asshole with the gun in the klink too for being an uncoordinated moron who discharged a gun in the vicinity of small children, but of course that’s a protected class here. Unbelievable.