This Guy Slammed on Brakes. Another Driver Didn't Like That

Cops in Minnesota seeking suspect who beat an elderly man in road-rage incident
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2018 8:39 AM CST
The victim.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – An elderly Minnesota man who simply tried to avoid a traffic accident was followed home and badly beaten Friday night, the Pioneer Press reports. On its Facebook page, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office details the attack, which it says started when the victim stopped short while driving to avoid a "traffic situation," apparently angering a driver behind him. That driver started to "drive aggressively" and "taunt" the victim, who eventually thought he'd lost his aggressor. Instead, when he pulled into the driveway of his home in East Bethel, a male jumped him and pummeled his face and head for about a minute, only stopping after asking if the victim had "had enough."

The sheriff's office isn't identifying the victim or revealing how old he is, but it did post a picture of the senior online showing his injuries, said to include "multiple face fractures and several lacerations requiring many [stitches]." The Minneapolis Star Tribune reached out to the victim's family Sunday, but they said they'd been told not to discuss the case with the media. The sheriff's office describes the suspect as being a white man about 35 years old, at least 6 feet tall, with a short haircut and driving a gray or dark silver vehicle, perhaps a Ford Mustang. "Anyone who would brutally attack a senior citizen in this manner is a clear danger to the public," the sheriff's Facebook page notes.

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