Cape Coral, FL – A 33-year-old man has been charged with battery after he allegedly spit on a 75-year-old woman in traffic in a fit of road rage.
Police say the woman, Lois Artino, was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by her son when Kurt Ronis pulled alongside them.
He was not happy with the way they where operating their vehicle and showed his displeasure with a barrage of profanity and a salvo of spit fired into their passenger window.
After the elder Artino was spat on several times, they pulled over and called police. Ronis was later identified after a surveillance photo of him at a toll booth was made public.
Officers interviewed Ronis at his home where he admitted to spitting at the Altinos after they cut him off in traffic. Ronis, who expressed remorse for what he did, was arrested for battery on a person 65 years of age or older.
I don’t condone what Ronis did, but my God do I understand it. But if it were legal for me to spit on all the horrible drivers I encounter on a daily basis, I’d be dead of severe dehydration. I’d leave for work at 7 a.m., and at 7:15 a.m. they’d find me dead in my truck, looking like this.Tags: Assault, Crime, Florida, Kurt Ronis, Road Rage, spit