"The guy driving the car was driving recklessly, like crazy out of control," Garcia told WFTS. "I saw him almost run one of the bikers over, like off the side of the road. So then the bikers caught up to him at a red light and words started exchanging, and then the guy went complete psychopath."
The driver then slammed into the motorcycle – injuring the man and woman on board – and fled, Garcia said. He captured the incident on video and posted it on Facebook, where it has been viewed more than 2.6 million times.
WTSP reports that Robert Paul Vance, 31, of Land O' Lakes was arrested and faces hit-and-run and aggravated battery charges in connection with the incident.
The man on the motorcycle, Navy veteran Joe Calderazzo, said he was on his way to the hospital when he spoke to WTSP about what happened.
"I thought the guy was trying to kill us, obviously," Calderazzo told WTSP. "You know you don't know what's going through your mind. Is he going to put the car in reverse? Is he going to turn around? Is he going to stop and pull out a gun? You don't know what's going on."
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