VIDEO: Hit-And-Run Suspect Brags To TV Station About Killing 80-Year-Old Man

Phocian Fitts fatally struck an 80-year-old former teacher in a crosswalk, but said people "hit and run all the time."

Boston, MA – A man who fatally struck an 80-year-old pedestrian with his car and sped away expressed no remorse during a television interview that ultimately led to his arrest for homicide (video below).

“People hit and run people all the time, you see what I’m sayin?” Phocian Fitts told WSB. “So it’s like, it just happened to be an unfortunate situation where I was driving.”

The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, as 80-year-old Theodore Schwalb was making his way across Commonwealth Avenue using a crosswalk, the Boston Globe reported.

Suddenly, a black 2019 Jeep Cherokee sped into the intersection, and slammed into him.

"I heard a loud bang then I saw a person in the air,” a witness told WSB. “[He] had a pool of blood around his head. There was a registered nurse there and she had been working for 20 years. They were checking his pulse and checking his vitals and nothing.”

The driver of the Jeep sped away immediately after he struck the retired high school art teacher, the Boston Globe reported.

Schwalb was rushed to a hospital in Brighton, where he was pronounced dead.

Using video evidence, police determined that the vehicle that fatally hit Schwalb was registered to Fitts’ mother.

Officers responded to the woman’s address, where she confirmed that the vehicle belonged to her.

The woman told police that her son was the last person who drove the Jeep, and that he said he was nervous because he had “hit something,” the Boston Globe reported.

Police seized the woman’s vehicle, which had sustained damage to the windshield and front passenger fender.

Then they took 23-year-old Fitts into custody.

Once they arrived at the police station, Fitts asked a detective if he was being interrogated “because I left,” police said.

The officer informed Fitts that an attorney had already contacted them on his behalf, and that he did not want Fitts to speak with the investigators.

Fitts was then released.

But a short while later, the hit-and-run suspect decided to spill his story to WFXT reporters, seemingly oblivious to the notion that anyone would believe he had done anything wrong.

“I don’t take drugs, I wasn’t intoxicated,” Fitts rationalized in the interview. “But I was listening to my music, but as I’m driving, I’m driving too quick…to the point where it’s like I couldn’t really stop, but it was a green light.”

“So as, you know, as the guy was walking, the light is green, I’m driving, and I’m pressing the horn, pressing the horn,” he explained. “Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep!”

Fitts then claimed that his own life was in danger.

“It was either I was gonna die and crash into a pole, so when it came down to it, man, accidents happen, man,” Fitts declared.

According to WSB, Fitts said he was not concerned about having killed Schwalb and fleeing the scene.

"Right now, I'm not worried about nothing. I'm not a stone-cold killer,” he said. “I didn't do nothing on purpose.”

Despite the fatal consequences, Fitts stood by his decision to leave the area.

"First off, I was scared and worried because I didn't know what can happen, that's why I left I said God forbid, I hope he's OK," Fitts said, according to WSB. "I'm a real gangster… I'm a real gangster not in a bad way I’m a gangster because I help out the community and I look out for the youth. I know that’s why everybody got my back my family. I'm not scared. It is what it is."

After police became aware of Fitts’ televised confession, they arrested him on charges of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal crash, the Boston Globe reported.

Fitts pleaded not guilty to the offenses.

His bail has been set at $10,000.

You can watch Fitts’ interview in the video below:

Comments (27)
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LEO0301
LEO0301

A $10,000 bond for killing someone is way too low. I won't be surprised if this Lowest CD goes on the run.

Pat1978
Pat1978

This is the shift in the state of mind of criminals occurring as police are forced to be less proactive. Turds rationalize their criminal behavior as normal because it's just the way it is and it happens all the time. We stopped chasing (vehicles) in my old PD and, within weeks, everybody with a reason to run did.

Heckrules
Heckrules

When it came down it to man jail happens man.....

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Oh I see... mr first and f everyone else. Everyone gets a trophy! Lord help us all!

John.Brown
John.Brown

NNBS

DocRyder
DocRyder

So many young people have simply lost all respect for life.

Grog
Grog

Typical ghetto rat!

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Fitts said he was not concerned about having killed Schwalb and fleeing the scene. How will he feel about going to jail for vehicular homocide ?

gfc1963
gfc1963

Phocian???? Where does that name come from??

RunCop
RunCop

NNBS

RunCop
RunCop

Phocian.....common spelling

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Phocian Fitts? Was his father into Victorian-era literature at the time of his birth? Also, he doesn't strike me as the sharpest tool in the box, right? Let's hope somebody goes Darwinian on him in prison.

Matt haines
Matt haines

They don't get much more stupid than this moron

bella748
bella748

First off, no apologies, no remorse. Second, what’s with the child to his right just bebopping around smiling and starving for attention. Someone died..... do parents not teach their kids respect. People sure wanna DEMAND respect, but they don’t know humility & how to reciprocate respect! Humanity is f*€ked 😒

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

What a f--king imbecile!! This wasn't an armed home invasion idiot! You are a typical thug who was listening to ghetto music, speeding and not paying attention to the road! You know you did wrong and that's why you ran!! Plus your attorney advised you not to say anything and now you let everyone know you are dumber than a box of rocks!!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

What a dumbass.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Where are the other trolls calling for him to be run over in the streets and thrown in jail for murder like that other douche’? Maybe because he’s black it’s ok?

Budman
Budman

As we all know he will be the victim!!! Prayers to the victims family!!

Budman
Budman

As we all know he will be the victim!!! Prayers to the victims family!!

Budman
Budman

As we all know he will be the victim!!! Prayers to the victims family!!

Budman
Budman

As we all know he will be the victim!!! Prayers to the family!!

chessie58
chessie58

Elderly man using a crosswalk, most likely isn't capable of hauling ass across the street because some dirt bag is blowing his horn. Fitts hit this guy on purpose and deserves to be locked up forever. I guess "old lives" don't matter.

61mouse
61mouse

Lawyer tells him not to talk to cops , then goes on camera and admits everything ......CANT FIX STUPID ........

61mouse
61mouse

Wonder if that Jeep is going to be recalled because it seems like it had NO BRAKES......he, himself said I either had to hit him or hit a poll .....what else was I going to do ...?????

chuey_316
chuey_316

But he Dindu Nufin

blueriverrose
blueriverrose

He thinks he is entitled to kill people... he's black and therefore can get away with driving too fast and running people over

fatdad
fatdad

Can this creep please get what he deserves? What an ass. Lock him up until he can contribute to society. That should take a long time.