A 33-year-old Florida man is behind bars, after using his truck to intentionally run people over.
Deputies in Florida responded to the parking lot of a bar where multiple people were hit by a pickup truck.
Investigators say that Michael Murphy, 33, had caused a ‘disturbance’ inside of the bar, located in Brooksville, earlier in the evening and was asked to leave. Murphy got into his truck and began doing doughnuts in the parking lot and then onto the main road.
Investigators say that Murphy crashed into numerous vehicles and then purposely ran into a group of people who were standing outside of the bar.
A good Samaritan who was driving by and witnessed the incident intervened as Murphy attempted to flee the area.
The good Samaritan used his vehicle to ram Murphy’s vehicle, which caused it to crash into a guardrail. As deputies arrived on the scene, Murphy was still attempting to flee.
Deputies were able to take Murphy into custody without further incident.
Two of Murphy’s victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of broken bones. A third victim was flown by medical helicopter to an area trauma center for treatment. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
Murphy was charged with four counts of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
Murphy was transported to the Hernando County Detention Center where he’s being held in lieu of a $44,000 bond.
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