It’s never a good idea to let road rage get the better of you. But if you decide to hop out of your car with a baseball bat, it’s probably a bad idea to let the other guy get his hands on it.
In Hialeah, Florida, a cell phone video captured a road rage incident in which, according to police, 24-year-old Hector Herrera can be seen striking 50-year-old Jairo Linarte with an aluminum baseball bat. The struggle between the two continued as they moved across multiple lanes of traffic, before they eventually moved back to the side of the road.
Herrera was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, but he says the charge doesn’t reflect what happened.
“I just want to say that I am not an aggressive person,” he said. “My intention was not to hit him with the bat or nothing like that.”
If his intent wasn’t to hit the dude with the bat, then why in the hell was he swinging it around?
According to WSVN, Linarte said the incident began long before the cell phone video.
“He tried to cut in front of me, then got pissed off and got the bat and started to hit my truck, and that’s what happened,” he said. “First, he started — he hit my window.”
The fight was eventually broken up by a police officer. Herrera is facing a felony charge and Linarte is heading to a doctor to have his shoulder examined.