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According to WFLA, a Tampa man is facing several charges after what deputies are calling a violent road rage attack.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office report that they have arrested 56 year old Leonardo Fernandez, for throwing nunchucks through a car window in an apparent road rage incident.

According to the WFLA report, the incident happened at the intersection of West Linebaugh Avenue and Sheldon Road in the Westchase area. And that the victim reported that Fernandez had cut him off in traffic. Deputies say the victim believed Fernandez was texting, so he pulled up next to Fernandez and gestured for him to put his phone down. That’s when the victim claims Fernandez became enraged and started driving recklessly.

News Channel 8 says that when the two parties arrived at the next traffic light, that’s when Fernandez got out of his van with the nunchucks and threw them at the victim’s SUV, shattering the victim’s rear window.

Fernandez has been charged with throwing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle, criminal mischief, and a probation violation.

People really need to slow down and take breath when driving. And above all, put the phone down.

Watch WFLA’s report below…

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Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .