A man in Central Florida who was “fed up” with people driving dangerously through an intersection took matters into his own hands and purposefully caused a head-on collision, police said.
Bruce Homer, 61, faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and reckless driving with personal injury.
Homer told police in Clermont, Florida, that he caused the crash because “people are always running through stop signs at the intersection” and officers “never do anything about it,” WFTV reported.
At around 1 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to the accident when they said an SUV hit Homer’s vehicle. The SUV driver the told officers that Homer pulled his truck in front of him as he was driving through the intersection.
In a separate incident, Homer said he and his wife were almost involved in a crash at the same intersection a couple of weeks ago, according to WFTV.
“I ran some guy off the road after I saw him blow through the intersection,” investigators said he admitted to deputies.
Police took Homer to the Lake County jail, and he was released later that day after posting a $20,500 bond, according to jail records. He has a next court hearing on Dec. 5.
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