Coral Springs Man Assaults Woman With Machete During Road Rage Incident

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Coral Springs Man Assaults Woman With Machete During Road Rage Incident

Norman Diaz Jr. {BSO}

By Kevin Deutsch

A Coral Springs man was arrested for assaulting a woman with a machete during a road-rage incident, causing damage to her car, court records allege.

Norman Diaz Jr., 33, of 11504 NW 42nd St., was the front passenger in a white Jeep riding down Northwest 38th Street on July 20 when an unspecified incident involving another vehicle set Diaz off, according to an arrest affidavit.

Diaz and the Jeep’s driver, identified by police as Nina Santana, got out of the Jeep and started “banging on [the victim’s] driver’s side window enticing her to get out of the car,” the affidavit states.

When the female victim remained in her car without responding, Diaz and Santana returned to the Jeep and drove off to their shared home on Northwest 42nd Street, Coral Springs Police said.

The victim followed the Jeep to their home, where she photographed the Jeep and its license plate, the affidavit states.

While the victim was parked in a lot across from the home, Diaz emerged from inside carrying a machete, approached her driver’s side door, and told her “he was going to ‘chop her up,’” the records allege.

He struck the driver’s side of her car with the machete, causing damage, and called the victim a “c–t, b—h, w—e,” according to police.

The victim drove away and called police, who she provided with photographs of Diaz carrying the weapon, the affidavit states.

Police charged Diaz with aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and criminal mischief.

Diaz was booked into the Broward Main Jail and released on a $10,000 bond.

The records did not state whether Santana faced any charges.

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Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.

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