Brian Hamacher

Footage Shows Driver Intentionally Running Over Pedestrian: BSO

Authorities searching for driver in Feb. 23 incident in Publix parking lot

Authorities are searching for a driver who was caught on camera intentionally running over a pedestrian in an Oakland Park parking lot.

The incident happened the evening of Feb. 23 in the Publix parking lot at 950 East Commercial Boulevard, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said Wednesday.

Surveillance footage shows the driver stop his car to allow the pedestrian to walk in front of him, but as the victim finishes crossing the vehicle, the driver accelerates and turns in the direction of the victim.

The driver fled the scene. The victim suffered a broken leg.

Officials said cameras in the Publix showed the driver minutes before the attack. He was described as a heavyset man with short brown hair, a close cut brown beard, and was driving a car resembling a Kia Soul.

"This driver’s actions are bizarre, cruel and reckless. They are also aggravated battery," BSO said in a statement.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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