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Man, son accused in roadway attack

WESLEY CHAPEL — A Wesley Chapel man and his 15-year-old son were arrested Saturday after the father pulled a gun on a motorist during a road-rage incident, deputies said.

Clarence Charles Bostick, 50, faces charges of burglary with assault or battery, aggravated assault, criminal mischief and highway obstruction.

Bostick remained at the Pasco County jail in Land O'Lakes on Sunday afternoon in lieu of $31,250 bail. It wasn't immediately clear what charges his son, who isn't being identified because he is a juvenile, might face or whether he was still in custody.

Authorities and three witnesses said the dispute started about 5:20 p.m. Saturday, when the victim's automobile stalled at the intersection of State Road 56 and Ancient Oaks Boulevard. Bostick, whose vehicle was behind the victim's at the intersection, began honking his horn and pulled in front of the victim, authorities said.

Bostick and his son then got out of their vehicle and yelled at the man as they approached his vehicle, according to the arrest report.

At some point in the dispute, Bostick started punching the man in the head through his open window, deputies said.

When the victim tried to push Bostick away by grabbing at his T-shirt, the 15-year-old boy also started punching the man, authorities said.

When Bostick and his son returned to their vehicle, the victim got out of his car to write down the Bosticks' license plate number. From his driver's seat, Bostick pointed a gun at the man and warned him to get away, deputies said.

Deputies used the license plate information to later arrest Bostick and his son at their home in the 31000 block of Shaker Circle.

Man, son accused in roadway attack 06/29/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 7:21pm]
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