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Woman's car damaged by shopping carts in road rage incident

Posted at 10:51 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 22:51:03-04

A Cape Coral woman said two men damaged her brand new car with shopping carts in an apparent road-rage incident.

She said the two men -- in a red Toyota Camry-style car -- followed her car to the Target on Veterans Memorial Parkway and Santa Barbara Boulevard, and while she was inside shopping, rammed shopping carts into the side of her car.

The men who did it haven't been caught.

"Every day I'm driving home, I'm looking, wondering 'Are they following me? Will they come by my house?'" the woman said.

She was too scared to share her identity, and said for the last three weeks, she's been looking over over her shoulder in fear.

"It makes me very fearful that people will actually follow you -- two men will follow a woman -- and damage her car," she said.

She said she was driving down Veteran's Memorial Parkway when it happened.

"They were not going at the green light, so I beeped my horn," she said.

She said the men started driving erratically.

"They were switching lanes, speeding. They were trying their hardest to get in front of me to slam their brakes for me to rear-end them," she said. "I gave them the bird as I was passing by, and thought that was the end of it."

She turned on to Santa Barbara Boulevard, parked her car at Target, and went inside to shop. When she came out to her car, it looked as though it had been keyed, so she went back inside the store and viewed the surveillance video. She said it showed the same two men who were driving erratically grabbing shopping carts and ramming them into the side of her car.

She filed a report with Cape Coral Police.

The woman said she gave him the finger because he tried to make her wreck into the back of his car.

"People give people the finger every day. You don't think you're going to be followed and chased down with your car being damaged," he said. "It's scary and I would like someone who witnessed this to please come forward."

One man is described as in his mid-30s with salt and pepper hair, the other in his 20s, around 5'5. They were in a red Camry-style car.

If you have any information about this incident, you're asked to call Cape Coral Police.