Road rage leads to arrest
Boca Raton, FL – On Thursday, March 29, at about 6:30 in the evening, Boca Raton Police officers responded to a fight in the roadway on Palmetto Park Road near the entrance ramp to I-95.
When officers arrived, they met with the victim, Jeffrey Adams, and several witnesses. Adams told officers he was in traffic and had to break suddenly, when he noticed a silver Jaguar approaching from the rear at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Jaguar had to veer into another lane of traffic to avoid hitting Adams’ vehicle. The driver of the Jaguar, later identified as Daren Cicchillo, got out of his car and walked up to the open passenger window of Adams’ car, yelled at him and then spit in his face. Cicchillo walked around to the driver’s side and Adams got out of the car to confront him. Adams told officers Cicchillo grabbed him by the neck and punched him several times.
During the altercation, several witnesses intervened and pulled Cicchillo away from Adams. Cicchillo walked back to his car where he retrieved a wooden baseball bat and returned to Adams and his car. Cicchillo struck the passenger side mirror with the bat then struck Adams on his lower torso. Cicchillo returned to his car and Adams and several witnesses tried to prevent him from leaving. As Cicchillo drove by him, Adams reached into the open passenger window of Cicchillo’s car and grabbed a black bag from the seat.
Inside the bag were several prescription bottles in Cicchillo’s name. Witnesses also provided the Florida tag number from the silver Jaguar, which was registered to Cicchillo. Adams had injuries consistent with his story and the witnesses confirmed his account. Adams was able to identify Cicchillo from a photo line-up.
The investigating officer spoke with Cicchillo on the phone and he agreed to come to the Boca Raton Police Department. On Thursday, April 5, Cicchillo was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and criminal mischief.
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