Sledgehammer Used In Road Rage Incident

A sledgehammer and a car were used as weapons in a road rage incident that took place in stopped traffic in Plantation.

According to an article in the Sun Sentinel, Samantha Candelario and John Garcia, riding in a white Honda got into an altercation with Joseph Laban, who was traveling in a red Lexus. The argument began while both vehicles were moving, but soon escalated and the drivers left their cars when traffic stopped and began to fight.

Candelario rammed her car into the driver's side of the Lexus. Garcia retrieved a sledgehammer from the back of the Honda to threaten Laban with. Laban was able to disarm Garcia and the sledgehammer was thrown into a median. All three participants in the altercation were found by police still fighting on South University Drive.