Man, 73, Body Slammed During Road Rage Fit
PERKINS TOWNSHIP, Ohio — An elderly man is recovering from what police describe as a brutal attack during a road rage incident earlier this week.
According to a report from the Perkins Township Police Department, 73-year-old Patrick Berry was driving home Tuesday afternoon on Strub Road, when he noticed he was being tailgated by a white van.
As Berry pulled into his driveway and got out, the driver of the van — believed to be in his 30s — pulled onto a nearby front lawn and started yelling at Berry, the report said.
The man then allegedly approached Berry, grabbed his jacket and shoved him against his car. Berry tried to push the man away, but the driver then picked him up and “body slammed” him onto the driveway, according to the report.
A witness saw the commotion and told police he saw the suspect “flailing his arms” before walking back to van and fleeing the scene.
Berry was taken to Firelands Hospital where he was treated for a broken hand, bruised ribs and a laceration to his head.
Police say the suspect vehicle is a white van with Ohio plates, with a “How’s My Driving” sticker on the back. The driver is believed to be a man in his 30s, about 6’0″, 200 lbs., with dark, short hair and a stocky build.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Perkins Township Police Department.