VERNON, Conn. (WTNH)-- Police arrested a man after they say he attacked two scooter drivers in Vernon. But he didn't get away, before a picture was snapped.
Police say it was a hit and run in broad daylight, on a busy road in front of half a dozen witnesses.
"I don't know what he was thinking. He was pretty enraged that guy," said John Adamy, Vernon.
That guy has been arrested and identified as Kenneth Porter. Police have charged him with everything from reckless driving to evading responsibility. Police say Porter attacked two guys on scooters with his Jeep.
"We go to the light and the guy kept beeping at us, so I turned around and asked him what the problem was? And his passenger didn't really like that too much and started giving us some gestures through the window," said Adamy.
John says that is when the Jeep hit them from behind and pushed their scooters toward the intersection. His friend took a picture to get the Jeep's license plate, the passenger flying the middle finger.
John says what happened next was crazy. The driver peeled out crashing into the back of the scooter.
"He hit it so hard that it pushed the scooter down the road and it slid. I was already off it," said Adamy.
When asked if he was laying there on the road watching the tires going by with the scooter being dragged underneath it, Adamy said, "yeah nothing I could do at that point."
In case you aren't familiar with Vernon, it happened on Hartford Turnpike, which is a very busy road with four lanes of traffic. John says when the Jeep hit his scooter, he was thrown into oncoming traffic.
According to court paper, a witness parked across the road blocked traffic to keep John safe. He says he's thankful for all of the people that stopped to help.
"I do feel kind of lucky. There were so many nice people there. We have three written witnesses, people chasing him down the highway. I'm really glad I didn't get hurt," said Adamy.
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