Deputies: Man, 19, tries to run over Ocala family, yells racial slur



OCALA, Fla. - A mother and her four children said they are living in fear after a man on a dirt bike nearly ran them over twice.

The mother told investigators the suspect yelled a racial slur at her family while riding on a pathway in their Ocala neighborhood.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is not pursuing the case as a hate crime, but they did charge 19-year-old Daniel Lincoln with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the arrest report, Lincoln just missed hitting the victims by a few inches. He then turned around and sped toward them again, swerving at the very last minute.

As he swerved, he allegedly yelled a racial slur.

Fearing for her safety, the mom drove home with her children in her golf cart.

The report said Lincoln sped by her house two more times while shouting profanities and making an obscene gesture.

Investigators said the woman’s 9-year-old child was still shaking and crying during the interview.

He told the detective he thought the bike was going to hit him, and he was scared for his life.

“In Marion County, if you make someone feel uncomfortable to the point where they fear for their life, we have to get involved. And if we find out who is responsible, they're going to jail,” said Judge Cochran of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

The report said Lincoln admitted to driving by the victims' house and cursing.

He said he hated the victim because she is always calling the cops on him for riding his dirt bike on the roads.

Lincoln posted a $2,000 bond at the Sheriff’s Office.

It’s the 19-year-old’s first arrest.