Bad Review Leads to Car Chase and Assault Charge
This is another case of a food delivery driver going off the rails and attacking somebody. Police say that 24-year-old Harrison Zanette Brady attacked and chased a man who he believed was going to leave him a bad review. Brady, who is from West Palm Beach, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery.
Brady was making a delivery for Postmates, a food delivery service. According to the customer, there was food missing from his order. The customer was angry and apparently threatened to leave a scathing review accusing Brady of incompetence. Brady then brandished a knife and pursued the customer’s vehicle intentionally initiating a collision.
Postmates removed Brady from their app after they learned of the incident. Of course, this is a major liability concern for them as well. If the victim in this case is so inclined, they may attempt to file a lawsuit against the company for negligent hiring.
From Bad to Worse
The situation began at about 10:30 p.m. when a 20-year-old man told officers that he received a text saying that his food was closing in. So the man walked outside to meet the delivery driver. The delivery driver was none other than Harrison Brady who told the man that his food had been delivered to the wrong address, so the two walked to a nearby apartment in an effort to retrieve it. The customer noticed that there were some items missing from the order and informed Brady that he was going to leave him a bad review. Brady responded by kicking the man’s car door. When the man attempted to get into his car and put it into gear, Brady threw a punch through an open window. When the customer drove away, Brady got into his own vehicle and tailed him, leading to a pursuit. At one point, Brady cut off the other vehicle and struck it with his own car in the driver’s side door.
Unfortunately for Brady, there was a nearby officer who witnessed the incident as it reached its climax. Brady accused the customer of chasing him, but the officers didn’t believe him and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Is Brady Being Overcharged?
If you try to hit someone with your vehicle, that is aggravated assault with a deadly weapon under the law. In fact, just about anything can be considered a deadly weapon so long as it is used or threatened to be used in a way that is likely to produce death or serious bodily harm. Are Brady’s actions commensurate with such a serious charge?
Unfortunately for Brady, it is. Brady chased the man after kicking his car and throwing a punch. Then he attempted to initiate a collision. He can claim that the customer baited him and that it was a heat of passion act, but that is unlikely to mitigate his circumstances very much. You’re simply not allowed to drive your car into someone else.
Talk to a West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney
If you’ve tried to run anyone down with your car recently or happen to be a food delivery driver, then you just might need a West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney. Call the West Palm Beach criminal attorneys at the Skier Law Firm, P.A. today and we can begin preparing your defense immediately.