A terrifying bout of road rage sees a teenage girl, 16, knocked to the ground while her boyfriend
‘He’s a danger on the road and beyond’: Teenage girl, 16, is knocked to the ground as her boyfriend is placed in a headlock during a road rant where the driver blocked them with his car
- A man with a reputation for being ‘dangerous on and off the road’ has been arrested in connection with a road rage incident caught on video at a gas station
- Thomas Keebler, 40, chased a group of teenagers in a Florida car to a gas station where he assaulted them, including a 16-year-old girl, who was thrown to the ground
- He parked his Chevrolet Silverado truck in front of the teen’s car to prevent them from leaving, yelling expletives before lunging at them.
An Alabama man described by police as “a danger on the road and beyond” has been arrested for an alleged road rage incident in which a 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend were brutally assaulted at a North Florida gas station.
The entire incident was captured on surveillance cameras in the station forecourt, with Thomas Keebler aggressively following the teens in their car before passing them and slamming on his brakes to contain them.
He deliberately placed his car directly in front of theirs to prevent them from leaving and fleeing.
Keebler then got out of his Chevrolet Silverado truck shouting expletives before lunging at the teens outside the Boggy Bayou Store on Highway 20 in Niceville, near Pensacola.
The video footage shows Keebler attempting to punch a passenger in the back seat through an open window, while another passenger attempts to get out of the car. Keebler kicks the door shut on the boy’s leg.
A man with a reputation for being ‘dangerous on and off the road’ has been arrested in connection with a road rage incident caught on video at a gas station
Thomas Keebler, 40, chased a group of teenagers in a Florida car to a gas station where he assaulted them, including a 16-year-old girl, who was thrown to the ground
He parked his Chevrolet Silverado truck in front of the teen’s car to prevent them from leaving, yelling expletives before lunging at them.
Keebler allegedly then violently threw the 16-year-old girl to the ground and put her boyfriend in a headlock while repeatedly hitting him on the head, according to an arrest report.
After the attack, a Good Samaritan chased Keebler away.
Officers immediately recognized him on the surveillance footage. Keebler subsequently turned himself in after authorities contacted him.
He was charged with abusing a child without major bodily harm, touching or hitting another person with a battery and criminal mischief.
During his arrest, Keebler allegedly admitted that he had lost his temper.
‘Am I going to jail? It’s okay if I am, I just want to be prepared,” he asked police, according to the indictment document.
Only when a passerby came to the teenager’s aid did the attack come to an end
The girl was knocked to the ground and her boyfriend was held in a headlock during the attack
Deputies then asked him if he was aware of the ages of the victims. “I need a lawyer, don’t I?” he would have answered.
Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson stated that Keebler was “a danger on the road and beyond.”
“This is a person our deputies have encountered many times,” said Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson. Not to mention his extensive criminal history including drunk driving, assault, possession of cocaine, terrorist threats, public intoxication and more from jurisdictions across the Southeast. He’s a danger on the road and off.”
Keebler was released from Walton County Jail on April 26 after posting $5,000 bail.