Peterborough, Ontario, Canada – An enraged truck driver delivered a vicious, bloody beating to a 74-year-old man that was captured on video by a bystander. (Video below)
David Fox, 65, was charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon after the video showed him on top of a 74-year-old man and hitting him repeatedly with a club, according to The Toronto Star.
The beating was sparked by an argument between the driver of a truck and a cyclist while both were on the road July 18.
An unidentified woman captured the attack on video at first from a far distance. The truck driver can be seen on top of the cyclist and hitting him repeatedly in the head and torso. As the woman approached closer, she told Fox, “Hey. Listen. I’m filming all of this.”
The woman then saw the bloodied cyclist and said, “Holy crap!”
She pointed the camera at the truck driver and said, “You just hit him with a club!”
Fox said, “I tried to walk away.” Fox put the small club back in his pocket and walked toward his truck and repeated again, “I tried to walk away.”
“No. You didn’t,” the woman videoing said.
Fox yelled back, “Yes, I did!”
The cyclist, who has not been identified, then stood up with his head covered with blood and asked, “Where am I bleeding?”
“Everywhere,” the woman replied.
“He (Fox) became enraged and you could see him snap in the truck,” the woman told the newspaper. “The sound of the club hitting him was sickening. Blood was flying off it. I didn’t know how bad it was because there was so much blood,” she said. “It was pouring down his face and he couldn’t see out of his eyes.”
Fox attempted to leave by bystanders tried to keep him at the scene until police arrived but he was able to get back into his truck and leave, The Toronto Star reported.
Police arrested David Fox about an hour later for aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. He is scheduled to be in court Aug. 24. The cyclist was treated and released from the hospital.
Watch the video of a man clubbing a 74-year-old.