Jonathan Edward Day, 41

Florida Man Throws Golf Clubs At Cars, Punches Trooper Gets Arrested

TAMPA, Fla. – On Wednesday, at 1:13 PM, the Florida Highway Patrol received a complaint that a motorist, driving a 1999 Ford Van, was traveling northbound on I-75 near the 240-mile marker, while throwing golf clubs out of the vehicle at other adjacent traffic. 

An FHP Trooper on patrol located and stopped the vehicle near the exit at Fowler Avenue.  Once stopped, the driver exited the van and confronted the Trooper with a golf club. 

The driver initially complied with the Trooper’s instructions to disarm himself of the clubs, but then resisted as the Trooper attempted to take the driver into custody. 

Jonathan Edward Day, 41

The driver then struck the Trooper with his fist, then pulled at the Trooper’s uniform and radio. The Trooper then deployed his taser effectively and was able to subdue the driver. 

Troopers say that Jonathan Edward Day, 41, of North Port, Florida was then arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, throwing a deadly missile from his vehicle, as well as possession of marijuana, controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia. 

Any other witnesses and/or victims are asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-558-1800.


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