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Road rage suspect body-slams 73-year-old in Perkins Twp.

Emil Whitis • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

The victim told police a white “Preval” or “Avol Group” box van was tailgating his vehicle as he pulled into his driveway at about 1:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of W. Strub Road.

As the victim got out of his vehicle, the box van drove into his neighbor’s yard and parked.

A “muscular,” white man in his 30s with short, dark hair jumped out screaming.

“The driver approached (the victim) grabbing him by the jacket in the chest area,” a Perkins police report said. “At this time the … van driver then picked (the victim) up and body slammed him onto the asphalt driveway.”

The victim landed on his head. Passing motorists spotted the incident and stopped to intervene.

The suspect then jumped back in the van and took off east on U.S. 6. Witnesses gave chase, but the suspect eventually got away.

When police arrived the victim bled freely from a cut to the back of the head and was rushed to Firelands Regional Medical Center.

There staff treated the victim’s cut. They also told him he had a broken hand and bruised ribs.

Anyone with information can call Perkins police at 419-627-0824.

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