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Man waves gun at drivers during morning commute
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Tampa, Florida -- Deputies arrested a man Friday morning after he was spotted waving a gun out of his car window at other drivers.

At around 8:43 a.m., witnesses say 32-year-old Anthony Phillips was recklessly driving a 2009 hot pink Toyota Camry and waving a gun out the window at other drivers in the USF area.

Deputies tried to stop Phillips near 139th Avenue and 15th Street but he fled. During the pursuit, the driver reportedly hit a pole and two other vehicles. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The pursuit ended in the area of 9th Street and Annie Street, where he allegedly ditched the car and ran to a nearby apartment.

Deputies say it appeared Phillips tried to hide in an attic, but fell through the ceiling. He was then spotted through a window, and was arrested. The gun was recovered at the apartment.

Phillips faces a host of charges:

  • Felon In Possession Of A Firearm
  • Leaving the scene of a crash with property damage
  • Leaving the scene of a crash with injuries  (2 counts)
  • Aggravated Assault with a firearm
  • Aggravated fleeing and eluding
  • Resist arrest without violence
  • Driving while license suspended
  • Outstanding warrant for Driving while license suspended

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