Motorcyclists at large as man recovers from road rage attack in North Fort Myers
Detectives are closing in on catching men caught on camera during the attack of a man with his own wrench.
Road rage attackers on motorcycles are on the run Tuesday after they fractured a man’s skull and smashed his car in North Fort Myers recently.
We spoke to Jeremy Harris, who was attacked after motorcyclists blocked an intersection. The dashcam in his car caught his entire encounter with the suspects.
“They were stopping traffic so that people could not get through, so I said something to them about it, and we had an exchange of words,” Harris explained.
Harris told us that was his first mistake.
“Bad decisions all around,” Harris said.
While driving down Pondella Road, Harris clipped one of the bikers. He said it was by accident — his second mistake.
At the next light, seven men went after him. Harris has a license to carry a gun. He could have flashed it at his attackers but decided not to go there. That led to his third mistake.
“I grab the wrench more so to scare them off than to use it, and one of the guys on the bike pulled out a handgun and cocked it,” Harris said. “I backed off, but before I could get back and turn to my vehicle, they swarmed me.”
Harris’ dash cam video recorded how the bikers beat him with helmets, kicked him, took his wrench and beat him more.
Before a couple of witnesses jumped in to stop the fight, Harris suffered a fractured skull. He now sports scars where he received 15 staples in his head
“If I could sit in the passenger seat and just redo that, I would’ve said, ‘Hey, man, just keep going. It ain’t worth it. It ain’t worth it.’”