A truck driver was arrested in Florida this week when a dispute over another trucker’s parking job turned into an attempted attack on the sleeping driver.
The incident took place on Sunday, November 11 at the TA Travel Center in in Wildwood, Florida, according to a report from Villages News.
The fight began when 51 year old Michigan-based truck driver Brian James Cozzie noticed that another driver had taken up two truck parking spots. Police say that Cozzie knocked on the truck to wake the sleeping truck driver to ask him to move.
When the truck driver refused to re-park his truck, Cozzie then used a Thermos to break out one of the truck’s windows. The police report indicates that the parked truck driver believed the Cozzie was reaching for a gun in his waistband, so he fired his own weapon into the air to warn Cozzie to get away from the truck.
No injuries were reported.
Cozzie was arrested and faces felony charges of burglary, criminal mischief, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen truckers attacking fellow drivers over parking. In April, a truck driver was arrested on attempted murder charges when a parking disagreement at an Arizona truck stop took a violent turn. And last November, a parking argument between two truck drivers at a Pilot Truck Stop in Hesperia, California, led to a stabbing.