According to a local ABC News affiliate, a man with a warrant out for his arrest drove into a crowd during a Christmas parade on December 13th, hitting a car with a family inside and nearly striking an officer.
The driver, Terryus Baker, reportedly sped up into the Christmas parade after another officer who had been directing traffic for the parade put his hands out to tell the driver to slow down.
Baker was wanted on a warrant and said he ran away because of that, police said.
An off-duty police officer was able to get Baker to the ground after seeing his car heading toward the crowd, crashing, and Baker fleeing the scene on foot.
Two children were in the car with Baker that night.
Police arrested 27-year-old Terryus Baker and 24-year-old Elizabeth Chavez, who ultimately struck another vehicle on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden.
Police added a series of charges including not having a valid license, child neglect, assault on a law enforcement officer, and possession of narcotics.
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This incident comes after Darrell Brooks — who also has an extensive criminal history — plowed into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin killing 6 people including an eight-year-old child, Jackson Sparks.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brooks had been charged several times in a period of fewer than two years. All of Brooks’ charges stem from what is called his “recklessly endangering the safety of others.”
Brooks has a history of criminal activity including resisting arrest, battery, and strangulation. Brooks also has been charged with illegal firearm possession, drug charges, and is reportedly a registered sex offender.
Following the seemingly intentional attack, most media outlets reported that Brooks had been fleeing the scene of a crime before crashing into the parade. Police as well as Brooks himself said that there is no truth to this reporting.