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Man Purposely Causes Car Crash To Prove Intersection Is Unsafe

A man has been charged with reckless driving after he complained of the safety of an intersection and then proved it by crashing his car

Bruce John Homer
Bruce John Homer, Lake County Sheriff’s Office

On Sunday, November 19th, 61-year-old Bruce John Homer was arrested after he purposely crashed his SUV at an intersection, located in  Lake County, Florida, after he complained police did not do enough to deter people running a stop sign.

The intersection in question is the convergence of Fosgate Road and Grassy Lake roads in Clermont. The incident occurred just before 1pm, Homer angered at people refusal to slow down at the stop sign, causing a danger to the public decided to take matters into his own hands. As he saw his victim driving an SUV approached the stop sign he pulled out in front of him causing a head-on collision, he exited the vehicle and yelled at the victim, "You ran the stop sign and this is the 10th accident at this intersection and they won’t do anything until someone dies.”

The Daily Commercial reported that when police arrived at the scene Homer told them, that people are “always running through the stop sign at this intersection” and expressed frustration that “you guys (law enforcement) never do anything about it.” Homer irate told the officers that his wife almost had a collision with a driver a couple of weeks prior and stated, “I ran some guy off the road after I saw him blow through the intersection.”

Homer told the officer that he did not do anything wrong when the officers questioned him, explaining that the SUV driver should have swerved if he did not want to be hit.

Bruce John Homer was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and reckless driving causing property damage with personal injury. he was booked into Lake County Jail and held with a $20,500 bond, he has since been released.

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