Police are searching for a man in a terrifying case of suspected road rage in North Philadelphia that was caught on tape. The victim seen in the video being attacked by a man with a baseball talked only to FOX 29.
The victim in that brutal beating tells FOX 29’s Chris O’Connell she thinks she was targeted because she accidently cut a driver off on Broad Street. Moments later, she says she was getting beat with a baseball bat.
The victim’s hands are freshly bandaged from her injuries and recovering from a concussion. For the first time, FOX 29 is showing the victim of Wednesday morning's violent road rage assault the video of her own beating.
"I have a fractured hand, lacerations on my palm, I have a bruised scalp. He hit me on my head. He hit be on my back and thighs,” said the victim.
The 26-year-old says she was coming home from her job at a local hospital and on her way to her grandmother's house. She admits she may have accidently cut off the man on Broad and Lehigh. That's when she says he started honking his horn, yelling, and eventually followed her to 16th and Clearfield.
"It didn't have to go that far you could have cursed me out, but you didn't have to attack me," she told FOX 29.
Surveillance cameras show the man wielding a baseball bat get out of his SUV and start swinging. First smashing a rear window then as she tries to get away, he hits her multiple times, As the woman tries to pull away, another camera angle shows the man walk up smash out another window. The woman’s says she then tried to go after the man with her car and again you can see him on the video take out another window. According to the victim, her grandmother witnessed the entire attack from her front porch.
If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact: Northwest Detective Division 215-685-3353/3354 Det. Davis # 811 DC 15-39-063285.