Mob of motorcyclists break car window
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A mother and daughter say they were trapped in their car and pinned in by a group of angry motorcycle riders on US 41 and Emerson Square Boulevard Sunday afternoon.
Deputies say those motorcyclist threw an object at their back window and shattered it.
That mother tells only WINK News, things got so dangerous, they never thought they would make it out alive.
“It just shattered like you would see on a TV screen,” said the driver.
An Ohio woman visiting her daughter in Southwest Florida had a very rude welcoming.
“I am afraid to move and afraid to leave,” she said.
Instead of relaxing, the woman says she is terrified after she says a mob of angry motorcyclists swarmed her SUV on US 41 and shattered her back window.
“I thought I was going to die. I really thought I was going to be killed,” said the driver.
Deputies tell WINK News that woman and her daughter were leaving the Emerson Square neighborhood Sunday afternoon and turned onto US 41, thinking no one else was on the road.
“All of the sudden I don’t know where they came from, they had to be going 80 or 90 mph.”
Six motorcycles surrounded the driver’s SUV.
“There is motorcycles on my right, motorcycles on my left,” she said.
The woman said the motorcyclists were extremely angry and violent.
She told deputies she tried to get away, but the bikers locked her in, getting just inches away from her vehicle.
“I could have taken somebody else out, I could have run in to another car and smashed them, I could have killed someone,” said the driver.
The driver tells WINK News she finally broke away, but says that’s when one of the motorcyclists threw a large-metal pocket knife at her back window.
“Sounded like a gunshot,” she said.
Glass flew threw the car and she pulled off the road and called 911.
“And what if that object went past the seat and hit one of us in the back of the head,” she said.
Deputies are now investigating the case. If you know anything about this or saw something on the road, call Lee County Deputies.