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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]
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