Crowds were gathering for Sunday’s Golf Cart Christmas Parade in Winter Garden, Florida, when a speeding vehicle hit it, sparking panic and delaying the parade.
The accident, which police said was not an attack on the parade, occurred just weeks after the Christmas parade in St. Waukesha, Wisconsin, where a driver accelerates his car into the parade. Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, has been charged with six counts of murder for those killed in the November 21 attacks.
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Police said Terryus Baker, 27, then fled the scene on foot before being arrested.
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The vehicle contained two children and Elizabeth Chavez, 24, was arrested under an unrelated warrant.
Winter Garden Police Commander Jason Pearson said the incident was “NOT an attack,” in an email to Fox News
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Baker told investigators he ran away because of him want about a fee Scott Allen, a spokesman for the Winter Garden police, said he was driving without a license.
Baker is charged with driving without a valid driver’s license, possession of narcotics without a prescription, neglect of a child, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and other counts related to an unlicensed warrant. payments, Orlando Weekly reported.
(1/2) This is video footage of the scene after Winter Gardens police say Terryus Baker was speeding and nearly hit an officer just before the city’s Christmas parade reached downtown. Baker crashed into another vehicle and fled.
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In the words of WESH-TV.
“Just trying to enjoy Christmas parade,” Lewis said. Then things turned sour.
Lewis said: “There was someone screeching their tires and a lot of screaming.
“I got up to see what was going on. I thought the brakes were out of order,” he said. “So then the man got out and started running, and I thought ‘oh he must have stolen a car,’ so I started running after him.”
Lewis claims Baker did not resist when Lewis caught up with him.
Kissimmee police out of duty caught the suspect in a car crash during the Christmas parade in the Winter Garden https://t.co/bZqgsI6RPm
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“I declared myself a cop on duty, and he went to the ground immediately,” Lewis said.
The the parade has been canceled As the police arranged the case, but over the weekend, officials announced that it would be held on Sunday, December 19.
https://www.westernjournal.com/deja-vu-crowds-gather-cheery-christmas-parade-see-car-speeding-towards/ Crowds gather for the merry Christmas parade, then watch the cars speed towards them