Deputies search for motorcyclist that caused $2,500 worth of damage in alleged road rage incident

Man says motorcyclist threw rock at his truck
Posted at 11:10 PM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 08:00:46-04

Pasco County deputies are searching for the motorcyclist a man says threw a concrete block at his truck after an alleged road rage incident.

Thomas May says he as driving his step-daughter to her bus stop last Wednesday in New Port Richey when a man riding a sports bike veered into his lane and cut him off. 

He admits he flicked the driver off, but kept going, until he noticed the driver follow him, then gesture to him to pull off the road.

May kept driving though, mainly because his 13-year- old step-daughter was with him at the time.

He eventually pulled over off Grand Blvd. on Yellow Bird before getting to the bus stop.

"I didn't want him to go to the bus stop and cause drama and start violence there and all the kids are around," he said. "Who knows what could happen? He could have a gun, he could have had anything."

That's when he says he and his step-daughter heard a loud thump on the side of his truck.

May got out and saw a large dent and other damage to the passenger side.

"I mean yes, you might get mad because I flicked you the bird, "he said. "Big deal, go about your day, it doesn't deserve this my daughter could have been injured severely, I mean, anything could have happened."

Deputies found surveillance footage of the motorcyclist May says threw a concrete block at his truck.

He found the piece of concrete on the other side of the road, describing it as part of a parking block.

"You shouldn't own a bike," he said. "You shouldn't be able to drive at all if you're going to act like that period, it's irresponsible."     

Investigators ask and encourage anyone with information about the incident or driver to call Pasco County Sheriffs Office Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488.