Elderly man arrested for shooting at driver during road rage incident in Marion County
MARION OAKS, Fla. (CBS12) —
An 85-year-old man was arrested for following a driver home and shooting at him in an apparent road rage incident, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.
The whole thing was captured on the victim's dash camera.
A man who lives in Marion Oaks was driving home from work Wednesday night when around 6:30 p.m., he noticed a suspicious vehicle that kept flashing its high-beam headlights in his rear-view mirror, according to the sheriff's office. The vehicle ,a white Mazda four-door SUV, was being driven by Christino Aquino and he had a female passenger.
Aquino followed the victim back to his neighborhood, but the victim called 911 because he was too afraid to go home, the sheriff's office said. However, the victim was able to get behind Aquino's car so he could give the tag number to dispatchers when Aquino started shooting at him.
The victim wasn't hit, but the car was struck by several bullets, according to the sheriff's office. The victim then fled the scene. A deputy then met up with him and got a hold of the dash cam video.
Aquino was taken into custody at his home, the sheriff's office said. Deputies noticed that Aqunio's car matched the description of the suspect vehicle. He declined to make a statement about the shooting, but his female passenger told deputies that Aquino followed the victim’s vehicle to “see what he wanted.”
She also said that she saw Aquino holding the gun, but did not know if he fired it or not.
The victim told deputies that he didn't know Aquino and nor why he would follow him home and shoot at him.
Aquino has been charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is currently being held in the Marion County Jail on $2,000 bond.
If you are involved in road rage incident, call 911 immediately and drive to a safe area.