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Tampa man arrested for throwing nunchucks through window in road rage incident

Posted at 3:22 PM, Oct 28, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly throwing nunchucks through a vehicle's window in a road rage incident.

Shortly after noon on Saturday, Hillsborough County deputies say Leonardo Fernandez, 56, was involved in a road rage incident near the intersection of Linebaugh Ave. and Sheldon Rd.

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The victim said Fernandez cut him off in a white van. He reportedly pulled up next to Fernandez and gestured for him to put his phone down because he believed he was texting and driving.

The victim then said Fernandez became enraged and started driving recklessly before both parties were stopped at a traffic light.

Detectives say Fernandez got out of his vehicle and threw a pair of nunchucks at the victim's vehicle while stopped at a traffic light, shattering the rear window.

Fernandez was arrested for Throwing a Deadly Missile into an Occupied Vehicle, Criminal Mischief, and Violation of Probation.