Bradenton man arrested after bumping other car in anger at McDonald's drive-thru

Bradenton man arrested after bumping other car in anger at McDonald's drive-thru

acastillo@bradenton.comMay 29, 2014 

MANATEE -- A Bradenton man was charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle Wednesday after he hit another car in front of him at a McDonald's drive-thru after he said she cut him off, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's office.

Patrick Alan Brown, 57, was arrested at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home, a report states.

On April 1, 2014, the victim said she was turning into the center lane from the southbound lanes of 14th Street West to make a left hand turn into a McDonald's restaurant, 4711 14th St. W, Bradenton. The woman said there was a white Ford pick-up in the turn lane as well, but further north, according to a report. She said she was unaware that the truck was turning into the McDonald's and she turned, followed by the Ford, the driver of which was later identified as Brown.

According to a news release, Brown yelled at her and called her names as she ordered -- and bumped his truck into her vehicle, which experienced minor damage. He hit her car one or two more times, then left.

The victim went to the sheriff's office to add Brown's license plate to the report, deputies say. When reached by a deputy, Brown said the victim's blue vehicle cut him off, which made him angry. He admitted to bumping her car but later changed his story and said it was on accident as he was trying to exit the drive-thru line.

According to a report, Brown said he could tell the driver was calling 911 and did not want to get into trouble, so he left.

Brown was booked in jail and held without bond.

Amaris Castillo, Law Enforcement/Island Reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7051. You can follow her on Twitter@AmarisCastillo.

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