Driver & # 39; winds NUNCHUCKS through a van window in violent tantrum after accusing SMS & # 39; and behind the wheel & # 39;
- 56 years old, Leonardo Fernandez, was arrested and is facing imprisonment for the incident
- Nunchucks are a kind of sticky Japanese martial arts weapon
- & # 39; Word to the wise, if someone drives you crazy on the road, don't throw nunchucks, & # 39; the police said
Leonardo Fernandez has been arrested and may be confronted with a number of charges after the road rage incident
A driver hurled nunchucks through a van window in a violent attack on road rage after being charged with texting and behind the wheel, police say.
Leonardo Fernandez, 56, drove Saturday afternoon near the intersection of W Linebaugh Avenue and Sheldon Road, in Westchase, Tampa, Florida, when he saw a fellow driver gesturing at him.
The Sheriff & # 39; s Office of Hillsborough County said in a Facebook message that the other driver had taken the 56-year-old white van and gestured to Fernandez to put down his phone.
The victim told the police that he believed the man was texting and driving at that time.
Fernadez did not seem to appreciate the memory of the other driver that texting and driving was illegal and reacted furiously.
& # 39; Fernandez became furious and started to drive recklessly before both parties were stopped at a traffic light, & # 39; the police said. & # 39; Fernandez left his vehicles with nunchucks. & # 39;
The furious driver threw the pair of Japanese martial arts at the other driver's SUV and broke the rear window. A photo released by the Sheriff & # 39; s Office of Hillsborough County shows the nunchucks in the back of the SUV that lie between shards of broken glass
According to the Hillsborough County Sherriff office, the man can now be in jail
The incident left the other driver with a smashed rear window on his SUV
The angry driver then threw the nunchucks, a traditional Japanese martial arts weapon consisting of two sticks connected by a short chain, at the SUV of the victim, police said.
Photos shared by the police show the aftermath of the anger incident on the road that completely shattered the victim's rear window.
Fernandez has been arrested and may face jail for a number of accusations, including throwing a deadly rocket into an occupied vehicle, criminal calamity, and probation violation.
His band was Reportedly set at $ 8,000.
& # 39; Word to the wise, if someone drives you crazy on the road, don't throw nunchucks. & # 39; the police said.
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