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Town 'n' Country teen reportedly choked through car window at Inverness Wendy's

David Duncan, 55, of Crystal River arrested
Posted at 10:23 AM, Jul 08, 2016

Road rage at a Citrus County drive-thru ends with a teen getting choked through his car window, deputies say.

David Duncan, 55, of 927 N. Hollywood Circle in Crystal River, is being charged with burglary with battery.

Citrus County deputies say the incident happened shortly before 11 p.m. at the Wendy's located at 502 West Main Street in Inverness on July 3.

According to an arrest affidavit, the 17-year-old and his cousin, Hannah Knipp, pulled into the drive-thru lane at which time Duncan pulled up behind them.

Deputies say Duncan believed the teen had cut him off and became irate.

A female in Duncan's passenger seat reportedly yelled out, "if she had her son's truck she would smash into" the teen's car, an affidavit states.

At that point, deputies say Duncan got out of the car and walked up to the driver's side window of the teen's car.

Duncan told the teen to get out of the car so he could 'kick his [expletive],' the affidavit states.

The teen says he did not get out of the car because he was scared.

The teen then says Duncan reached through his car window started choking him for about two minutes.

While in the passenger seat, Knipp called 911, deputies say.

Deputies say Duncan got back into his car and drove off.

However, Knipp was able to give people Duncan's license plate number because it was a vanity plate.

Deputies say they ran the plate and and it came back to Duncan's Crystal River home.

During questioning, deputies say Duncan admitted to getting into an argument with a younger man at the Wendy's and did reach through the car window to try and get Brown to come out.

According to Duncan, he did this because he claims the teen was yelling profanities at his girlfriend, an arrest affidavit states.

Duncan reportedly denied choking the teen.

Duncan was arrested and given a $25,000 bond.

Duncan declined to comment on his arrest.