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Driver Runs Down Pedestrian In Parking Lot Of Oakland Park Publix

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) - The search is on for a man who went out of his way to run over a pedestrian at Publix in Oakland Park.

It happened February 23rd at 8 p.m., in the side corner of the store parking lot at 950 East Commercial Boulevard.

Security video shows the driver of a car resembling a Kia Soul stop at a crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to walk in front of his car.

Just as the person finishes crossing in front of the car, the driver inexplicably accelerates and turns in the direction of the person.

The pedestrian identified as Angelo Ford was hit and suffered a broken leg. The driver fled south on North Dixie Highway.

The security video from inside the Publix store shows the driver as he entered the store minutes before the crash.

He is a heavyset male with a fair complexion, short brown hair, and a close-cut brown beard. He wore a red baseball cap, a red t-shirt, khaki shorts and black sneakers.

"Wow, almost looks like he did it intentionally," said Jerry Trevino, who lives in the area and was shocked to see the surveillance video. "He should turn himself in. There might be some damage to the car. Someone will catch him eventually."

Anyone with information can contact BSO Det. Mirelle Palushaj at (954) 321-4226. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at

Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

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