A 33-year-old man was cited for misdemeanor battery after he was accused of striking a 16-year-old girl with her baseball cap Thursday afternoon during an alleged road rage incident.
Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman, said the incident occurred near Sixth and Michigan streets, and the man was accused of becoming angry at the girl after he perceived she had hit her brakes unnecessarily while she was in traffic ahead of him. He’s accused of approaching the woman’s vehicle, opening her door and taking off her cap and hitting her with it.
McKinley said an officer was called by a third party about 4:15 p.m. about the incident, so it occurred some time before then. The suspect was located nearby, interviewed and given the notice to appear in municipal court on the battery charge.
Municipal court officials said Friday that information about the citation was still in the process of being forwarded to the court clerk’s office and that additional details, including the man’s name and court date, could not be released.