‘Cruel’ driver stops to let pedestrian cross his path – then rams the man with his car

The sage but cynical advice “beware the kindness of strangers” was proven in a supermarket parking lot in Oakland Park, when a driver braked to let a pedestrian cross in front of his car. Then the motorist accelerated and hit the man he had just let pass.

Video showing what first appeared to be an act of kindness was released Wednesday by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, which called the driver’s actions “bizarre, cruel and reckless.”

The Sheriff’s Office, which said detectives are searching for the unidentified driver, said the incident amounts to aggravated battery.

Here’s what happened at about 8 p.m. Feb. 23 in the parking lot at the Publix, 950 E. Commercial Blvd. in Oakland Park, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release and the video:

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