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

Police are hunting a road raging suspect who body slammed a 73-year-old man Tuesday on W. Strub Road.
Emil Whitis
Feb 14, 2013


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.



What a fine upstanding young man. I hope we hear about him getting body slammed. Jerk.


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Good 2 B Me

73 years old? Seriously?

Death Penalty!


What a tough guy. If that was my father and they found out who did it... look out.


at least he didn't shoot a poor poor pit bull..


My guess is muscle head will be found and hopefully charged with at least elder abuse of some sort. Pathetic...


Probably a roid head. Lot's of those around here.

My Opinion is...

Witnesses gave chanse but there's not a better description of the vehicle or a license plate number?


and how can you not keep up with a box van?


"The suspect is described as a man in his early 30s wearing a blue shirt, dark short hair, muscular-stocky build, driving a white delivery type van. The last four numbers on the Ohio plate are “8990,” the beginning of the plate is unknown."

"Witnesses reported a man in a white van stop after the senior citizen pulled over Feb. 12 at 1:30 p.m. near the 1300 block of Strub Road."


Maybe he was upset about the drop off and pick up situation at Furry.


How does one get from the 1300 block of W. Strub Rd to east bound Rt 6, easily?


It would/will be interesting to hear another side to this. Many have had an instance where an aged driver almost caused an accident then got irrate even though it was their error. Hope more comes out on this situation.



Muscular Box Truck Driver


There is no other side. It stopped at the body slam which I doubt a 73 y/o has any means of defending himself against a 30 y/o unless there was a weapon of some sort. If there's no weapon on the part of the 73 y/o then Mr. Body slam should become Mr. Butt boy.

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Perkahontas... you are a sick individual and I really hope it catches up to you as some point. Karma! Wow... really this is a family member of mine. It's just so sad that some have no respect for the older generation. If anything happens to him... I truely hope the worst for the one involved and others who bless this behavior. Just sick and SO very sad.


This truly is sick!! I don't know what Perk said it's already been removed thank goodness but I'm sure whoever that is would be saying something totally different if it was their relative involved in this!! I hope your relative is going to be ok and whoever did this to them will be caught soon and brought to justice. I placed the link to this article on my facebook page so that my local friends can help get a jump start on finding this creep.

Julie R.

Wow! Big tough punk beating up a 73-year-old man.


Wow!!! You mean that somebody from the court system isn't at fault here? Must have been a judge or somebody that did this.

Julie R.

Don't be so quick with your sarcasm. If he gets caught he'll probably get a slap on the wrist --- but even a slap on the wrist would be better than the great big kiss they give their attorney friends.


How totally disgusting. This person definitely has anger issues. Sure,everyone gets annoyed at other drivers. Around this area I get annoyed daily. To get out of your vehicle and accost someone,especially an elderly man,is awful. This person needs some jail time and a therapist.


This guy is SICK! Attacking a 73 yr. old man? Are you serious??


This guy is SICK! Attacking a 73 yr. old man? Are you serious??


Perkahontas is probably a hot single mom whom I've hit on before and have taken home. I bet I love her.


do you have a white van?


Lol at Perkins2060...anyway, I feel for this elderly gent., and this perp. needs to be found, and hanged....publicly, so we can watch him suffer as his eyes,... never mind.... I just hope the local L.E. has a lead and follows through...or more, that the courts set out to keep this d-bag away behind bars. NO need for this kind of anger on the streets...only leads to narcissism, and homicide.


If he was coming from 250 and strub, he'd been at a business on rt 250. Lets check all the businesses and deliveries from everyone. Someone knows who this is. White Van. I've heard they are witnesses that can identify him by face. Lets get him.

Mel's Comments

THERE WAS A MISPRINT IN THE PAPER. IT WAS THE 1300 BLOCK OF EAST STRUB ROAD. The suspect turned onto East Strub Road from Rt. 250.


I would think that with just a little bit of police work, that they should be able to find the perp. Just cross reference the last four numbers of lic. plate to find how many white cargo vans have those same numbers, can't be that many. Oh wait they don't have time for that, as they need to investigate voodoo curses, make sure packages are delivered to the correct addres and give rides to their fellow drunk officers.

Simple Enough II

Maybe the Older Gennt called the Perp a Young Whipper Snapper and the perp was deeply offended? I donb't know about the comments of "We should hang him" or other bodily harm, but I wonder if we should bring back the stocks and pillary.


Any idea why people get CCW permits ??? It's for nut jobs like this.

he said she said

This is outrageous!! When did it become acceptable for anyone to attack one of our elders?? If I read the article in the paper version correctly, witnesses followed the vehicle. What happened to the men that would have stepped in and subdued the attacker at the scene?

I hope this elderly man is going to be okay. When this person gets caught I hope he finds himself up against someone that will be at an age that can fight back and lay him on his back!


Maybe the guy in the box truck was trying to make a delivery to Montgomery Ward in the mall and simply became frustrated.

Had he been able to make his delivery and then have a delicious slice of Scotto's Pizza or a bowl of soup at Woolworth's cafeteria this could have all been avoided.