A hit-and-run driver's auto was attacked by an angry mob who battered it with sledgehammers after he tried to flee the scene of a huge crash.
One of the first two men to confront him then snaps the door-handle off his crocked auto, while a long-haired man smashes every one of the Infiniti's windows with a sledgehammer.
A witness took cellphone video of the wrath of the victims as they lashed out on the hit-and-run driver's SUV, Sunday morning, along Biscayne Boulevard, near Northwest 14th Avenue.
An arrest report said he may have been high on narcotics.More news: NVIDIA (NVDA) Upgraded at BidaskClub
Police were able to arrest the unidentified driver, according to the Miami Herald. "You have a crash, you stop".
Not long after, a police officer tried to pull the auto over because the driver was driving recklessly and he or she noticed the damage.
Maxwell Lagutenko, 25, was later charged in the crash that happened near Northeast 34th Street.
In video from the scene of the crash recorded by Monika Ramirez, one person can be seen taking a sledgehammer to Lagutenko's vehicle. "I was so nervous".More news: Kilroy Realty (NYSE:KRC) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.14
Miami police said there were no injuries at the scene and despite the man's attempt to flee he was taken into custody. They were told to cease their pursuit before another officer stopped Lagutenko.
Witnesses said they were shocked that Lagutenko wouldn't stay at the scene.
"I guess you had a rough day yesterday", Judge Mindy Glazer said to Lagutenko in bond court.
Instead, officers urge people to call the police with a description of the vehicle. It's better to call police.More news: Oclaro (NASDAQ:OCLR) Upgraded by ValuEngine to Strong-Buy