Published: Mar 29, 2012 9:34 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 29, 2012 11:04 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-  An arrest has been made in the case of road rage in Cape Coral, wherein an elderly woman was spit on.

Kurt Ronis was arrested for battery on a person 65 years of age or older, after admitting to spitting at the vehicle the woman was riding in.

The incident happened as the two vehicles were approaching the Mid-Point Toll Plaza on Wednesday. The victim, who was the passenger in the vehicle, stated she was spat at several times, once being struck in the hand and sweater.

The 33-year-old suspect told police that the vehicle the woman was riding in had cut him off and honked excessively, angering him. Ronis said he spat at the vehicle several times out of fear that the occupants of the vehicle would try to harm him and to encourage them to leave him alone. 

Cape Coral police report that Ronis took responsibility for his actions and expressed remorse.