• Deputies: Man, 71, punches woman in road rage incident at McDonald's


    POLK COUNTY, Fla. - A Polk County man was arrested following a road rage incident in a McDonald's double-lane drive-through.

    Howard Wilson, 71, told deputies he was upset after being cut off by another vehicle in the double-lane drive-through on 6th Street in Winter Haven.

    Deputies said Wilson got out of his van and confronted the passenger in the other vehicle, Brittani Thomas. Deputies said Wilson and Thomas exchanged words for nearly two minutes until he reached into the vehicle and punched Thomas in the face.

    The entire incident was captured on cellphone video by a witness.

    According to deputies, Thomas drove off after punching the victim, but was later located at his home.

    He was charged with battery and booked into the Polk County Jail. He has since bonded out.

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