Man tries to stop hit-and-run driver in Miami with sledge hammer

Hit-and-run driver tried to get away — then a man took out a sledge hammer, video shows | Miami Herald

Watch: Driver Flees Car Crash Despite Sledgehammer Being Swung At Him

Miami police said there were no injuries at the scene and despite the man's attempt to flee he was taken into custody.

Then, a man wearing a dark shirt, khaki cargo shorts and black shoes with white socks gets out of a vehicle and uses a sledgehammer or mallet to smash the SUV's windows.

The was no immediate information about the charges the driver may be facing and why the SUV was apparently trying to flee the crash scene.

The video shows several witnesses getting out of their cars to physically stop the driver from leaving the scene of the crash before authorities arrived.

The Infiniti driver was eventually able to drive away a bit but was then blocked by another SUV around the corner.

The video shows the witnesses yelling at the driver to stop, pounding on his vehicle and trying to open the doors.

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Eyewitness Anthony Jiminez, who saw the drama told abc10: 'You have a crash, you stop.

A witness took cellphone video of the wrath of the victims as they lashed out on the hit-and-run driver's SUV, Sunday morning, along Biscayne Boulevard, near Northwest 14th Avenue.

Regarding the behaviour of the Inifiniti driver, witness Anthony Jimenez said: "That's insane".

Jimenez, who called the police, said the man with the sledgehammer went too far. He was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding police, leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage and reckless driving.

Police also used the incident - in regards to the person taking a hammer to the vehicle - not to take the law into their own hands.

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