In a horrific episode that resembled Michael Douglas’ Falling Down, a Fort Myers, Fla., man seemingly snapped as he drove his daughter to school, stopped, got out to beat up a man, then got in his car and ran over two female joggers who witnessed the fight.
Eric Noel Montez, 28, was driving his 7-year-old daughter to school when he passed a jogger on Kingston Drive. Deputies reported that the man tapped the PT Cruiser as it came dangerously close to him. Montez stopped his vehicle, exited it and ran after the jogger. He punched the man in the face numerous times.
The two adult women who saw Montez beating the man approached telling him to stop and that they were calling the police, according to Fox 4 Now. Montez allegedly backed up and then pulled forward, hitting the 33-year-old woman with the front of the vehicle and vaulting her over the hood.
Montez drove off as the second woman ran screaming after him. Montez stopped the car and intentionally reversed course to strike the 52-year-old. The momentum knocked her to the ground and she was run over by the vehicle. Montez then drove to drop his daughter off, pick up his cell phone and return to the scene.
Montez has been charged with two counts of attempted second degree murder and one count of battery.
The 33-year-old victim remains hospitalized and is reported in stable condition. The other female victim is still considered critical at this time. The names of the victims are being withheld as the investigation continues.