Some criminal cases are unusual, humorous or just outright odd. And there's no shortage of them on the Treasure Coast. This column will highlight cases that often leave observers shaking their heads.
The apparent victim of a minor accident ended up going to jail after he admitted that he "over-reacted."
The other person involved in the accident may well think that "over-reacted" is a little mild.
Apparently, the driver of a vehicle in Fort Pierce hit a bicycle when exiting a shopping center.
The woman said the bicyclist got off his bicycle and started pounding on her car's hood and yelling at her.
Scared, the woman told police she started honking her horn, while not moving her vehicle. Then the bicyclist started pounding on her car with a hammer.
The bicyclist said he over-reacted because the car was leaving and dragging his bicycle, but a witness confirmed the woman's account that when the bicyclist yelled at her, she did not move her vehicle.
More detailing than she wanted
A Port St. Lucie woman reported a man approached her and offered to detail her car.
She agreed to the offer and was given a business card with the name "Clean and Green Auto Detailing."
The woman allowed the man to take the car to detail it while she worked.
When later that day the car had not been returned, the woman called the detailer several times. He kept promising to return it.
Eventually, she couldn't reach him at all.
The Jan. 27 report requested a warrant be issued for the detailer. He was arrested last week. However, it did not say whether the woman got her car returned.
Perhaps the name of the business should have been "Clean and Green Auto Theft."