Dover, Fla. – FHP Troopers are investigating an aggressive driving incident that occurred on December 23, 2019, along westbound I-4 near Branch Forbes Road at approximately 8:45 PM. The victim, Branden Rybak, 38, of Tampa, was uninjured during the encounter that saw his 2019 Volkswagen Jetta struck by a passing round from the as yet unidentified assailant while traveling upon the highway.
The suspect was described as a white male with facial hair operating a maroon-colored pickup truck, likely to be a Toyota Tacoma.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the FHP by calling *FHP (*347) or 813-558-1800. Those with information concerning this case can also contact Crime Stoppers by calling 800-873-TIPS.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is urging motorists to eliminate distractions while driving in an effort to reduce distracted driving crashes statewide.
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a division of the FLHSMV, is partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida Sheriffs Association and AAA – The Auto Club Group to promote April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The FLHSMV has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for several years.