FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (WESH) — A Florida man is dead after a frightening and bizarre police chase.
Authorities identified a man killed Tuesday night in a confrontation with law enforcement officers as Wayne Dorcey, 49, of Leesburg.
Dorsey is accused of driving his truck into a Fruitland Park gas station several times, attempting to carjack an occupied vehicle and attacking a deputy in chest-deep water with an oar.
Bob Hannon said he saw Dorsey driving into a fence around 6 p.m. Tuesday. He approached to see why.
“He had his left hand on the steering wheel and he was going like this to me,” said Hannon, wagging his finger. “I was trying to get him safe somewhere.”
He said Dorsey then drove into his car, wrecking it and sending him to the hospital in what Hannon called a “crazy, scary” scene.
“Really glad I had my seat belt on because he hit me really hard and I was very dizzy,” said Hannon. “If I had gotten out of the car I truly believe I would not be here.”
Dorsey then drove to a nearby Citgo gas station and rammed into the store three times.