First, a botched left turn. Then, a turn for the worse. Much worse.
The drivers of two cars -- a 2008 Chevrolet Impala and a 2004 Mercedes-Benz S450 -- tried to turn left at the same Northern Virginia intersection, the one near Pentagon City's Costco, around 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Arlington Now has the crazy details of what happened next:
A 16-year-old juvenile and an adult got out of the Impala and started arguing with a man who got out of the Mercedes, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. The juvenile punched the Mercedes driver in the face, then both parties returned to the Impala, he said.
Before the they could drive off, the Mercedes driver pulled a wooden 2×4 post from the ground and smashed the back window of the Impala, Sternbeck said. At that time all five occupants of the Impala jumped out of the car and allegedly assailed the Mercedes driver.
They punched the man, dragged him to the sidewalk, struck him with the 2×4 multiple times, smashed the front windshield of his car, and then dragged him into some bushes, according to Sternbeck. The victim reportedly suffered severe cuts to his hands, requiring stitches; a fractured right elbow; bruising to his upper body, including his arms and face; and large welt on top of his head.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Mercedes' driver, identified by Arlington Now as Maurice Cox of Arlington, was charged with driving under the influence, and destruction of property. It appears this was not Cox's first alcohol-related interaction with the law.
The Impala's adults -- identified as D.C. residents Lavell Jeffries, Bernard Payton, Larry Johnson and Jeremiah Greer -- were charged with malicious wounding by mob , Arlington Now reports, while the juvenile "was charged with malicious wounding by mob and destruction of property, and was released into the custody of his mother."