February 14, 2013 at 4:39 PM
Road-rage suspect who broke man’s facial bones in Spanaway sought
Pierce County deputies are looking for a man who punched and kicked another man’s face so hard in Spanaway this week that the victim will need facial-reconstructive surgery.
The 46-year-old victim accidentally cut off the suspect as he exited a 7-Eleven in Spanaway around 4:10 p.m. on Monday, according to the victim’s son. The suspect, driving a dark green or gray sedan that looked like a Ford or Chevrolet, then tailgated the 46-year-old until both pulled over on the 17900 block of Pacific Avenue South.
The man who cut the suspect off apologized with his arms up and said the offense was unintentional, according to his son, but the suspect dragged him behind his car and proceeded to punch and kick the man’s face repeatedly. A witness who tried to intervene in the beating was also punched before the suspect fled in a car that had a light-skinned female passenger inside.
The victim’s son said the suspect broke so many bones in his father’s face that he will undergo facial-reconstruction surgery Friday. He described his father as a kind, non-violent man who loves his two grandchildren.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, about 5-foot-8, slender build, with short black hair, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. At the time of the beating, he wore a green and brown fleece jacket.
Anyone with information that leads to an arrest is eligible for a reward if they call Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959. According to the victim’s son, the reward amount is up to $2,250 and may go higher. Callers can remain anonymous.
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