A fellow driving a Mitsubishi had a conflict with a 55-year-old, 260-pound bald guy with an artificial leg riding a scooter (the whole guy was riding the scooter, not just his leg).

They were both traveling on Normandy Boulevard in Deltona in the early afternoon.

Scooter Rider told a sheriff’s deputy that Mitsubishi Man tried to run him off the road, and so he pulled off to the side.

Mitsubishi Man said Scooter Rider “attempted to pass him on a double yellow line,” so he pulled over at the Woman’s Club of Deltona.

Each of the two complained about the other’s “aggressive driving.”

Mitsubishi Man told the deputy that Scooter Rider said, “I’m going to put a cap in your a**” and “made a finger motion with his hand.”

Mitsubishi Man feared the situation would escalate and tried to get back in his vehicle. He said Scooter Rider “punched the driver side of [the Mitsubishi’s] hood causing a small dent.”

And he said Scooter Rider seized his left arm, “causing minor redness and a small laceration.”

Scooter Rider said no one got physical, and he emphasized that he wasn’t carrying a firearm.

A witness who got involved “attempted to keep [Scooter Rider] away from [Mitsubishi Man].” The witness said Scooter Rider kept trying to get to Mitsubishi Man and “punched the hood of the Mitsubishi” a second time, this time very hard.

Mitsubishi Man estimated that the damage to his Mitsubishi totaled around $750.

During the time when deputies were speaking with the three men, Scooter Rider kept getting aggressive toward the deputies. Finally they “placed [him] in handcuffs to deter any actions from him,” and arrested him on charges of battery and criminal mischief.

Maybe Scooter Rider was overcompensating — because he was riding a scooter — by puffing himself up and trying to dominate Mitsubishi Man, the witness and the deputies. Anyway, it didn’t work, because he was the one who got arrested. He should have realized, you don’t bring a scooter to a Mitsubishi fight.

— By Keith Allen, based on local police-agency reports. If you have information about a crime, call Crime Stoppers, 1-888-277-TIPS. You could be eligible for a reward.


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