PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man following a road rage incident that resulted in his hitting the woman driver in the head several times with a bottle of TrueMoo chocolate milk, and his fist. Douglas Edward Hasselman, 51, of Drummonds, Tennessee, was arrested for felony Burglary to a Conveyance, and misdemeanor Battery.
CCSO responded to an incident at U.S. 41 and Acline Road, south of Punta Gorda Wednesday at 2:53 p.m. Charlotte County EMS was on scene when deputies responded. The 54-year-old woman said she accidently bumped a Chevrolet Malibu at the intersection and she pulled over. She said a man came out of his car and began screaming and cursing at her, then reached into car and grabbed the 16-ounce bottle and repeatedly hit her over the head and mouth area. She leaned over onto the seat to avoid getting hit again and the man leaned inside and continued to hit her with the bottle and his fist.
The EMS Paramedic stated she was treating the woman before the deputy arrived; Hasselman pulled up behind her ambulance, got out and began to scream and curse the victim again. The Paramedic told Hasselman to get back to his vehicle until deputies arrive; he complied.
A check of both vehicles showed neither suffered any damage. Hasselman told the deputy the woman was lying and said he never hit her with a bottle. The deputy then asked him how he knew she was hit with a bottle. Hasselman declined to answer any further questions and was transported to the Charlotte County Jail. He remains in jail on $20,000 bond.