Spanaway road rage: 'He was worse than an animal'

Spanaway road rage: 'He was worse than an animal'

Credit: Dan Bradford

Scott Bradford was severely beaten in a road rage attack in Spanaway, Wash., on Feb, 11, 2013, according to his family.

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by ZAHID ARAB and TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 3:17 PM

A reward is now being offered to find the person who severely beat a man in a case of road rage Monday. The victim’s family believes that a Good Samaritan who stepped in may have saved the man’s life.

Scott Bradford’s family said it happened Monday around 4 p.m. at 175th and A Street, near the Spanaway Airport.

The victim’s son, Dan Bradford, said his father was leaving a convenience store when he pulled out in front of another driver.  The other driver then started tailgating him.

Scott Bradford pulled over about a mile away in order to explain and apologize to the driver. He got out of his car and said something to the effect of “What’s up?”
The attacker responded, “This is what’s up,” and allegedly punched Bradford. The attacker allegedly pulled Bradford to the side of the car and punched him at least four times.

Mike Howard was driving by and saw what happened. He said he pulled over and tried to get the attacker to stop. The attacker allegedly spit in Howard’s face.

Howard said he pulled out a pocket knife in an attempt to slash the attacker’s tires. That’s when, Howard says, the attacker kicked and stomped him.

“He was worse than an animal,” said Howard

The attacker then drove away. A female was also in the car.

Bradford is in the hospital with severe injuries. His family said Bradford cannot talk and will need at least three metal plates in his face and will have plastic surgery Thursday.

The family is offering a $900 reward, $500 of which is being donated by Howard.

The attacker is described as black, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall with short black hair and a slender build. He was driving a forest green sedan that Dan Bradford says looks similar to an older model Ford Taurus, but was not a Taurus.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
 

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