Man gets furious standing in line and uses truck to slam victim on Central Avenue

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a balding pschopathic Neanderthal who intentionally drove his truck into a McKinleyville man on Central Avenue Monday evening, May 13.

The incident began shortly before 10:30 p.m. at the Shell Gas Station, located at the corner of Central Avenue and School Road.

The suspect

The suspect

The 20-year-old victim, a McKinleyville resident, was standing in line to make a purchase inside the gas station when a man behind him in line became irritated because the line was not moving fast enough.

The victim attempted to explain to the suspect that the person in front of him at the register was disabled and needed extra time to gather his items and make his purchase.

The suspect got angry with the victim and began yelling obscenities. The victim decided to leave, walked out of the gas station and across Central Avenue.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, the suspect got into his truck, drove out of the gas station and accelerated at the victim, striking the victim with his truck and causing the victim to get knocked of his feet and fly through the air.  The victim landed on the shoulder of the road. Several uninvolved citizens witnessed the assault. The victim sustained injuries to his elbow, hip and knee. Medical arrived, but the victim refused medical treatment.

The investigating deputy was able to obtain a video of the suspect from the gas station. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the publics help in locating and identifying the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, 220 lbs., late 50s, balding with some hair on the side of his head. He was driving a dark colored pickup truck, possibly a Nissan.

Suspect's vehicle

Suspect's vehicle

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.




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