Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Briefs: Hudson road rage incident ends in man slapping driver through window


Road rage ends in slap through window

A 50-year-old Pinellas Park man is accused of getting out of his car Thursday afternoon and slapping another driver during a road rage incident on U.S. 19 in Hudson.

Bradford J. McEnteggart told authorities that he and the other driver stopped their cars after an incident on the road and that the two met each other halfway and fought. The victim told deputies a different story: McEnteggart cut him off in traffic, got in front of him and slammed on his brakes, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Then McEnteggart got out of his car, ran toward him, reached in through an open window and slapped him, the report said. The victim's wife called 911.

A spokesman for the Sheriff's Office said it doesn't appear the two parties knew each other before the incident.

McEnteggart was arrested on charges of battery and auto burglary and is being held in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $5,150 bail.


Man exposed himself on bench, report says

Justin C. Hanson, 18, is in jail after a woman said he exposed himself to her, authorities said. Hanson was arrested Thursday after the woman said she saw a young man with a bicycle sitting on a bench "exposing his sexual organs" near Ranch Road and Ponderosa Avenue, a Pasco County sheriff's office report said.

A deputy found Hanson, who lives in Port Richey, hiding behind a nearby house.

The deputy wrote in the report that Hanson "has a history of indecent exposure and presents a danger to the community."

He is charged with loitering and prowling and is being held in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $150 bail.


Art of flint knapping on display at event

The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department and the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club present the fifth annual Central Florida Flint Knap-In, focusing on the ancient art of flint knapping.

Visitors will see artists create arrow and spear points, knife blades, scrapers, drill points and a wide variety of hand tools. The demonstrators bring many different types of rocks, flint and coral from all over the world and create beautiful works of art.

The Knap-In is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Cost is $2 for adult or $5 per car, and children 12 and under are free. Camping is available at $5 for a primitive site, and $15 per night for a site with electric and water, at Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd. Camp fees include admission.

Call (352) 567-0264 for more information.


'Vagina Monologues' to benefit Sunrise

The Sunrise Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center of Pasco County will present a production of the Vagina Monologues tonight and Saturday at the Groves Golf & Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle in Land O'Lakes.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Proceeds from the production will benefit the center.

For information or tickets, call Sunrise at (352) 521-3358 or visit

Briefs: Hudson road rage incident ends in man slapping driver through window 02/20/09 [Last modified: Friday, February 20, 2009 9:02pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. In advertising, marketing diversity needs a boost in Tampa Bay, nationally


    TAMPA — Trimeka Benjamin was focused on a career in broadcast journalism when she entered Bethune-Cookman University.

    From left, Swim Digital marketing owner Trimeka Benjamin discusses the broad lack of diversity in advertising and marketing with 22 Squared copywriter Luke Sokolewicz, University of Tampa advertising/PR professor Jennifer Whelihan, Rumbo creative director George Zwierko and Nancy Vaughn of the White Book Agency. The group recently met at The Bunker in Ybor City.
  2. Kushner to testify before two intelligence committees


    WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is set to make a second appearance on Capitol Hill — he will speak with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, one day after he is scheduled to speak with Senate Intelligence Committee investigators behind closed doors.

    White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Intelligence Committee. [Associated Press]
  3. Rays blow lead in ninth, lose in 10 to Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Rays manager Kevin Cash liked the way Alex Cobb was competing Friday night. He liked the way the hard contact made by the Rangers batters went away after the second or third inning. So as the game headed toward the ninth, there was no doubt in Cash's mind that sending Cobb back to the mound was …

    Rays starter Alex Cobb can hardly believe what just happened as he leaves the game in the ninth after allowing a leadoff double then a tying two-run homer to the Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo.
  4. Exhumation of Dalí's remains finds his mustache still intact


    FIGUERES, Spain — Forensic experts in Spain have removed hair, nails and two long bones from Salvador Dalí's embalmed remains to aid a court-ordered paternity test that may enable a woman who says she is the surrealist artist's daughter to claim part of Dalí's vast estate.

    Salvador Dal? died in 1989 leaving vast estate.
  5. Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show


    WASHINGTON — Russia's ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, current and former U.S. …

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation after meetings with an ambassador were revealed.