WATCH: Hit-and-Run Driver Flees Scene While Dude Bashes His Car With a Sledgehammer


On Sunday, a whole bunch of South Floridians were dead set on stopping a hit-and-run driver high on narcotics on Sunday…and it included a dude just bashing away at the fleeing vehicle with his handy sledgehammer.

Per a police report, 25-year-old Maxwell Lagutenko hopped a median and slammed his SUV into an oncoming vehicle. He went on to drive in the wrong direction and crashed into two other vehicles. In cellphone video that began after those crashes, we can see Lagutenko attempt to leave the scene.

Right away, we see a couple of people get in front of the car and tell Lagutenko to stop while trying to open his doors. But Lagutenko wasn’t having it and made his way around the folks attempting to prevent him from fleeing, turning a corner into more traffic.

That’s when things REALLY get nuts. With another vehicle blocking his path, more people gather around the busted-up SUV. And, lo and behold, one man just jumps out of his white van with a sledgehammer and starts going to town on the car.

With the guy swinging away and breaking Lagutenko’s windows, the hit-and-run driver eventually weaved his way through traffic and got away. But only briefly.

Lagutenko was later arrested and faces charges for leaving the scene of an accident, eluding police and reckless driving. After he was taken to a hospital for evaluation, he was taken to jail and is being held on $5,000 bail.

Watch the clip above, via Twitter/@BillyCorben.

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