A man was arrested for hitting a woman with his car after she confronted him about taking her $29, which had fallen on the floor of a Home Depot in Broward County, police said.
Michael Jody Futerman, 56, from Tamarac, faces charges including aggravated battery, possession of cocaine and second degree-petit theft after his arrest earlier in the week. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.
He admitted telling Rutha Mae Facyson "Finders Keepers," about the money that she had dropped on the floor, the complaint affidavit said.
As soon as Futerman picked up the money, the victim, Rutha Mae Facyson, confronted him with a witness, the complaint affidavit said. He ran into the parking lot and got into his black Mazda, and she followed him, the report said.
She stood behind his car yelling at him, and he yelled back for her to move, but then he moved the car and hit her on the right leg as she tried to move away, the report said. She was not seriously injured, but she told authorities she wanted to pursue charges against him.
He drove away, but she gave authorities his tag number and they were able to track him down at his house, the report said.
Futerman struggled with authorities and tried to get something from his front left pocket and conceal it, the report said.
For the safety of the the officers, he was put in handcuffs, but he still struggled and tried to get into this house. After a search of his body, authorities found a green plastic pill bottle, which contained crack cocaine, authorities said.
Futerman denied hitting Facyson, but he did say he found the $29, the report said. He also said he saw her yelling at him while standing by the car, the report said. He also said he went to Lauderhill and bought the cocaine using $20 and that the remaining $9 was inteh console of the car, but authorities only found $3, authoriites said.