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Hes got a machete! Cops drive right into a Florida road rage
Miami Herald ^ | 4/18/2019 | Madeleine Marr

Posted on 04/20/2019 7:54:39 PM PDT by simpson96

Florida drivers got to see a disturbing case of road rage this week.

According to a police report from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, two detectives in an unmarked car were driving toward Englewood, south of Sarasota, in slow moving traffic. Suddenly, they came upon four men outside their cars in some sort of confrontation.

The report says the detectives hit the emergency lights and parked behind one of the vehicles. As they got out of their their car, three men pointed at a man later identified as Michael Cittadino, yelling, “He’s got a machete!”

The suspect, who was “moving in an aggressive manner and clenching his fists,” was given several commands to stand down, but refused. A detective then grabbed Cittadino’s wrist, and he tried to wrench it free, screaming that his back went and an ambulance was called.

While Cittadino was being treated, the victim told authorities that he tried to merge into a lane and the suspect pulled beside him, cutting him off. The victim said the suspect then got out of his car with a machete in his hand and began swinging and striking at his car, causing “visible damage.”

After the victim got out of his vehicle to fend off Cittadino, two of his co-workers pulled up to assist him.

During the confrontation, the drivers reported that Cittadino threw the machete back into his vehicle.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: attack; floridaman; floriduh; machete; roadrage

1 posted on 04/20/2019 7:54:39 PM PDT by simpson96
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To: simpson96

Terrible writing. Who writes these kind of articles now? He/She couldn’t even put a sentence together.


2 posted on 04/20/2019 8:12:44 PM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: Tamatoa

Public school indoctrination: incompetence and intentional ignorance.


3 posted on 04/20/2019 8:19:07 PM PDT by leopud
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To: simpson96

Someone really needs to start a Floriduh man ping list.


4 posted on 04/20/2019 8:19:27 PM PDT by Clay Moore (You can vote your way into socialism, but you have to shoot your way out.)
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To: Clay Moore

It’s a well-used tag.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/floridaman/index


5 posted on 04/20/2019 8:44:01 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Clay Moore
All the weird stuff happens in FL.
6 posted on 04/20/2019 8:52:04 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Trust the plan of the 17th letter of the English alphabet!!)
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To: Clay Moore

Are you saying crazy people in other states don’t carry machetes in their cars?

WOW - must be nice.


7 posted on 04/20/2019 9:22:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (If illegals voted Republican Pelosi herself would be down at the border laying bricks. freeperbk1000)
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To: simpson96

Englewood is getting quieter now, you can find a parking space at Walmarts again. OK, its mostly seniors around, and sometimes its very difficult to see a smiling face. Road rage is mostly hot headed locals who seem frustrated with how other people drive when they come here for the season. Cut offs and non stop at stop signs are common. Then we have the usual senior accidents where cars literately have been found driven on top of others. Maybe I should just say, driving around here is a challenge, and tempers flare? (In season?) Our neighborhood is quiet, then again, there is more metal stored at home here than Dodge in the 1880s. You gotta be nice to your neighbors. What amazes me is that he used a machete without getting shot by the other driver.


8 posted on 04/20/2019 9:47:20 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (What is earned is treasured, what is free is worth what you paid for it.)
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To: simpson96

“...he tried to wrench it free, screaming that his back went...

Huh?


9 posted on 04/20/2019 9:48:18 PM PDT by InkStone (Omni Vivum Ex Surfboard)
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To: leopud

That explains both Cittadino, and the reporter!/s;)


10 posted on 04/20/2019 9:52:12 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Tamatoa
Terrible writing. Who writes these kind of articles now? He/She couldn’t even put a sentence together.

A detective then grabbed Cittadino’s wrist, and he tried to wrench it free, screaming that his back went and an ambulance was called.

Aside from that one doozy of a sentence, the excerpt was essentially coherent.

Regards,

11 posted on 04/20/2019 11:05:45 PM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: simpson96
Special Easter Sunday Presentation

Machete Fights of The Dominican Republic

Machete Fights of The Dominican Republic V. 2

Machete Fights of The Dominican Republic V. 3

12 posted on 04/21/2019 12:14:17 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: simpson96

We can ban machetes but then we will get overgrown by the jungle.


13 posted on 04/21/2019 12:28:03 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Tamatoa

I took an elective (children’s literature) when getting my degree in education.....filled with young lasses aspiring to become teachers and when one was recounting a children’s story, the said, “And when she got there, do you know what she seen?” I fear (and rejoice) many of them became reporters....instead of more bad teachers.


14 posted on 04/21/2019 4:36:28 AM PDT by trebb (Don't howl about illegal leeches while not donating to FR - it's hypocritical.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“We can ban machetes but then we will get overgrown by the jungle.”

Simply ban jungles...

More Government can solve any problem.


15 posted on 04/21/2019 7:14:56 AM PDT by BeauBo
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To: simpson96

Is the perp from Africa? Land of the rising machete?


16 posted on 04/21/2019 7:18:27 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: Clay Moore; FreedomPoster

Ping. If one of you wants to start a Floriduh Man ping list, please add me.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3743856/posts


17 posted on 04/22/2019 1:00:34 PM PDT by Hieronymus ("I shall drink--to the Pope, if you please,-still, to Conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.")
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