Miami-Dade County

Man uses bat, shatters car windows during road rage incident, police say

A man was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and armed criminal mischief after police say he used a bat to shatter a window and the rear windshield of a car during a road rage incident earlier this month.

Police say Omar Marquez-Quinones, 19, confronted another driver on June 18 at Southwest 132nd Street and South Dixie Highway.

The driver told police she was headed south on South Dixie Highway when someone “violently jerked his vehicle in her direction,” according to Marquez-Quinones' police report.

She told police she kept her distance but when she stopped at a red light at 132nd Street and South Dixie Highway he pulled up behind her, got out of his car and pulled a bat from his trunk.

“She stated that he yelled out to her you think you can cut me off b****,” an officer wrote in the report.

He then began to strike the driver's side window with the bat. When it didn't break, he moved to the driver's side rear window, which shattered, the officer wrote. He also shattered the back windshield before getting away, police said.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff