This driver’s actions are bizarre, cruel and reckless. They are also aggravated battery. Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are searching for the unidentified man who went out of his way to run over a pedestrian the evening of February 23 in the Publix parking lot located at 950 East Commercial Blvd. in Oakland Park.
Security video shows that at approximately 8 p.m., the driver of a car resembling a Kia Soul stops to allowing a pedestrian to walk in front of his car. As the victim finishes crossing the vehicle, the driver accelerates and turns in the direction of the victim. The victim’s leg was broken as a result. The driver fled south on North Dixie Highway.
The security video from inside the Publix store shows the driver as he entered the store minutes before the attack. He is a heavyset male with a fair complexion, short brown hair and a close-cut brown beard. He wore a red baseball cap, a red T-shirt, khaki shorts and black sneakers.
Anyone with information can contact BSO Det. Mirelle Palushaj at 954-321-4226. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org
. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.
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