Salt Springs, FL – A man desperately trying to keep his haircut appointment reportedly drove his car through a construction site.
Authorities said that 76-year-old William Faulkner was heading to a barber shop to get his hair cut when he crashed through a construction site. A worker who attempted to stop the man was hit in the knee by the suspect’s car.
Faulkner was on his way to Hair Solutions for Ladies and Gents when he noticed the entrance to Salts Springs Square was blocked by a construction barricade. Instead of finding another way into the parking lot, he simply decided to keep driving.
A construction worker named William Crawford tried to get Faulkner to stop. Since Faulkner was in a rush to get to his haircut appointment, he refused to listen. When the 59-year-old worker attempted to remove a traffic cone the man had squashed with his car, Faulkner accelerated and hit him in the knee.
The suspect proceeded into the parking lot after Crawford moved out of the way. He then entered the barber shop. When police arrived on the scene, they discovered Faulkner had made his appointment.
“I did it,” the man reportedly said as officers walked through the door.
The 76-year-old told authorities that he didn’t want to find another way into the shopping center. He said he didn’t want to miss his appointment to get his hair cut. Unimpressed with his behavior, officers placed the driver under arrest.
Police are charging William Faulkner with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was taken to Marion County Jail for processing. Since the man who desperately needed a haircut requires an oxygen machine, he was checked out by medical staff.
The construction worked who was struck in the knee is expected to be okay. He reportedly refused medical treatment at the time of the accident.
What do you think should happen to the man who drove through a construction site to keep his haircut appointment?
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