The victim is working with police and leads from social media to identify and charge the man accordingly.
Presumed Ohio resident Tyler Crawford was shocked when a Canadian tourist towing a trailer damaged his SUV and violently attacked his window at an Amherst, OH Target parking lot, all because Crawford didn’t get out of his way fast enough.
You can see Crawford’s Facebook post describing and showing the attack by clicking here. You can also click the screenshot of his post below.
Since Amherst technically only has one Target, the incident happened at 8000 Oak Point Rd (exact location on Google Maps linked here.)
“We pulled into the same parking spot at Target as he was turning around with the truck and trailer,” Crawford captions his post.
“When I didn’t move up fast enough for him, he threw something at my car. I stopped to look at him, and he pulled out and sideswiped my car. When I stopped because he sideswiped me with his truck and trailer, he got out of his car and started trying to punch out my window.”
The way I understand what happened is that this man and his wife in their truck and averaged sized camping trailer were trying to get out of this Target parking lot.
If you can imagine, driving a truck with a trailer attached can be difficult, especially when you’re maneuvering in an enclosed area like a parking lot.
Regardless, there is no situation where someone inconveniences your driving so much that justifies you damaging their vehicle, including attempting to break their window with a tool or your bare hands.
As Crawford states, this man used his truck to damage his SUV and violently attacked his driver’s side window with the intention to break it.
“All you had to do was move,” you can hear the road rager yelling as he ran up to his window.
Thankfully, his partner was there to reign his anger in.
Despite the police’s incompetence in the manner, Crawford, with the help of other Facebook users, was able to not only ID the plate, but find out where the truck was purchased.
“The license plate appears to be black and white, plate says AS 64955. (It’s) definitely a Canadian plate and the truck was purchased at Georgian GMC in Ontario, Canada.”
As this is arguably a hit-and-run with damages, according to Enjuris,
“Charges for leaving the scene of an accident range from a 1st-degree misdemeanor to a 2nd degree felony.”
“Depending on the severity of injuries, penalties can range from no jail time to eight years, fines up to $15,000 and all result in a six-month minimum license suspension.”
If and when Crawford ID’s this man and gets him charged, ignoring a hit-and-run charge, regardless if you drive into Ohio again or not, will likely follow this road rager wherever he goes.
The United States, Mexico, and Canada have an agreement and any fine obtained in either country would be treated the same as if it happened on their home country.
“Please share so we can identify this man. Thanks.,” Crawford concludes his post with.