Midtown man has warning for drivers after being attacked

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Midtown man has a warning after he was attacked while driving home near Peabody and Central Friday night.

It all started when he was hit from behind by another car.

Thad Caperton said he doesn’t know if this is some sort of gang initiation, but when he pulled up to a stop sign on S. Willett, another car bumped him from behind.

When he got out of his car and walked to the car behind him to exchange information, he said he was attacked.

“Four guys jumped out of the car and started macing me and one of them shot at me. I jumped back in the car and they continued to mace me,” said Caperton.

It happened Friday night around 11 at the intersection of S. Willet and Harbert.

Since his eyes closed-up from the pepper spray, he wasn’t able to give a good description of the guys to police and didn’t really see what kind of car they were driving.

Caperton said if a driver hits you from behind, you might be safer to stay in your car and wait for police to get there.

If you know anything about this crime, call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH.


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