EAST NAPLES — A 27-year-old man who was angry that another driver cut him off in traffic Monday got out of his car at a red light and slapped the other driver so hard his glasses fell off, according to an arrest report.
Zachary Noah Miller, of 4420 Botanical Place Circle, East Naples, faces a charge of burglary with assault in what deputies called a case of road rage.
Miller told deputies he was driving his mom's PT Cruiser on U.S. 41 East near Bayshore Drive when a man in a white Mercedes cut him off. At a red light near Gulfgate Plaza, Miller said he got out of the car, told the other driver to "hang up the (expletive) phone" and drove away.
But the other driver, 50-year-old Michael Ferrer, told deputies that Miller screamed at him, flipped him the bird and spit on him before reaching through the open window and slapping him, an arrest report said. A witness also said he saw Miller reach inside the car and hit the driver, according to the report.
Ferrer said he followed Miller back to Botanical Place Condominiums but couldn't get through the gates. Miller was arrested at the condominium after speaking with deputies.
Miller, who also had an active warrant from Minnesota, faces the burglary charge because deputies said he entered another person's vehicle without permission, according to the report.