Road Rage Incident Leads To Arrest

Christopher Nelson Velez was arrested for charges stemming from a road rage incident. On June 2, 2021, around 10:10 am, officers responded to a disturbance in the parking lot of Shoot Center, 1122 Del Prado Blvd.

The investigation revealed Christopher Nelson Velez, H/M, DOB: 01/27/1981, 3417 Peace River Drive, Punta Gorda, Florida, was driving recklessly near the victim’s car while driving eastbound on Viscaya Pkwy. Both drivers exchanged words and “fingers.”

As they continued eastbound on Viscaya Pkwy, Velez threw a protein shaker cup and hit the front right passenger (juvenile) in the right eye. Both vehicles turned right from Viscaya Pkwy onto Del Prado Blvd to travel southbound. Velez eventually cut the victim off, forcing her to turn into the Shoot Center parking lot.

Road Rage Incident Leads To Arrest

Velez exited his van and approached the victim’s car. He reached into the open window and tried to pull her out, but was unsuccessful. Velez attempted to remove the passenger (juvenile) from the left rear window. In doing so, the passenger’s tube top came off. The driver exited to stop Velez and was dragged by her shirt. The occupants of the vehicle exited the vehicle and started to hit Velez. Velez got into his van and left the area.

Around 4:30 pm, on June 2, 2021, Velez and his van were found at the 7-Eleven located at 1526 Chiquita Blvd S. Based on the evidence, witness statements, and victim identification Velez, was arrested for one count of Throwing a Deadly Missile, two counts of Burglary with Battery, and three counts of Battery.

Velez is currently in the Lee County Jail.

Christopher Nelson Velez mugshot
ARRESTED: Christopher Nelson Velez, H/M, DOB: 01/27/1981, 3417 Peace River Drive, Punta Gorda, Florida,
CHARGES: 1 count of Throwing a Deadly Missile, 2 counts of Burglary with Battery, and 3 counts of Battery.

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