(As originally published, Mon, November 20th 2023, 3:40 PM EST)
LADY LAKE, Fla. (TND) — A man upset when he couldn’t get into a car show over the weekend and then hit a worker with his car is facing a felony charge.
Police in Florida said the victim told them about a man “being belligerent” because he couldn’t get in, Saturday afternoon.
According to the arrest report, the victim said he told Anthony Guerra “that he would need to leave the car show due to the aggressive behavior.
“The victim stated the defendant threw a paper out of his car, towards another staff member, then proceeded to look at the victim and reverse his car into him.
“The victim stated the defendant purposely and maliciously operated the vehicle in such a way to cause bodily harm due to being upset over being kicked out.”
The victim said he wanted to prosecute, and was taken to the hospital.
Then, the arrest report said Guerra told an officer he “arrived at the car show with a group of friends.
“The defendant stated he got upset with the staff due to not letting him in and letting another group of cars go in front of him.
“The defendant stated the victim approached him and called him an ‘a*****e,’” then said “he had to rev his car up to get it into reverse,” and when he did,
“he did not see the victim until the victim was on his luggage rack on the rear of the vehicle.”
Finally, the officer added, several witnesses said “the defendant purposely ran the victim over due to being kicked out of the car show.”
Guerra was arrested and “began to shake uncontrollably,” so he got checked out at the hospital before being booked into jail.
The 77-year-old was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.
He was booked late Saturday night and released less than two hours later in lieu of $5,000 bond.