By Kevin Deutsch
An irate Margate man smashed his way through the driver’s side window of a car with his bare hands and assaulted the driver in Coral Springs Friday, court records show.
Boyd Haynes, 51, of 1009 NW 62nd Ave., carried out the road rage assault in the 10600 block of West Atlantic Boulevard around 2:40 p.m., according to an arrest affidavit.
The report did not specify what set Haynes off, but police said he was driving a white Subaru when he began tailgating the male victim and driving erratically around the victim’s vehicle, the affidavit states.
In a left turn lane on Atlantic boulevard, Haynes got out of his car, walked over to the victim’s window, and “aggressively” slapped the window several times with an open hand until it broke, enabling Haynes to “get at” the victim, according to Coral Springs Police.
The victim was recording the attack with his phone as Haynes broke through the glass and struck him several times with his hand, police said.
Police arrived and found the bloodied victim moving away from Haynes as the attacker “angrily” approached and yelled at him outside the damaged car, records show.
The victim was taken to Broward Health Coral Springs for wounds to his hands caused by the shattered glass, police said.
Haynes was charged with burglary with assault.
Records show he was booked into the Broward County Main Jail and released on a $1,000 cash bond.
- 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.