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Largo police: Released murderer rear-ends car in McDonald's drive-through

LARGO — A Seminole man on parole was arrested early Sunday after police said he twice rear-ended a woman's car in a McDonald's drive-through lane, got his food and then fled.

Philip Nicholas Faraone, 49, faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash with injury and violating his parole in Florida, which was scheduled to end in 2015. The parole is part of a sentence for an out-of-state murder and robbery.

Faraone crashed a white Jaguar into the victim's vehicle twice about 3:30 a.m. at the Largo restaurant at 1250 West Bay Drive, sending her to a local hospital with unspecified injuries, Largo police said.

He was found and arrested about 45 minutes after the crash, police said.

In 1996, Faraone was convicted of murder in Cook County, Ill., for killing his roommate during a robbery. He was sentenced to 37 years in prison, according to the Chicago Tribune.

He was released on parole by Illinois officials last year, records show, after serving about 16 years behind bars.

Faraone now lives at 10067 87th St. in Seminole, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

He was being held Sunday in the Pinellas County Jail.

Largo police: Released murderer rear-ends car in McDonald's drive-through 06/16/13 [Last modified: Sunday, June 16, 2013 9:26pm]
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