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Finding A Parking Space Turns Into A Severe Beating For One Man

Posted November 7, 1999

— Jockeying for a parking space turned into a severe beating for a Northampton County man.

Brian Massey has a hard time talking about the night he was attacked.

Five titanium plates are holding together the bones in his face. He says they are scars from an angry driver.

"The next thing I know is I get out, and the guy is spinning tires. He came up in the next parking space beside me. He asks me 'what's your problem?' and 'why did you cut me off?' and stuff like that. I said I was sorry and that I didn't see him," said Massey.

Massey said he apologized, but the driver accused him of taking is parking space.

"I turned around to walk away, and he grabbed me by my shoulder and spun me around. He hit me and knocked me off balance and knocked me into a car," said Massey.

Sgt. Ray Snead says if you think an aggressive driver is angry at you, you should dial* HP.

"Let the Highway Patrol know that somebody is following you and that you think that you are in danger. Try to get to a safe place where there is a bunch of people or an area that you think you can get the help you need," said Snead.

Snead also has some advice for you if you get attacked by a driver in a rage.

"If you get assaulted, what you need to do then is call the Sheriff's Office and go down to the Magistrate's Office and take out warrants on that individual. You should try to get all the information from that subject if you can. I know it is going to be a tough situation," explained Snead.


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