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Riverview man accused of hitting neighbor during fight over his driving

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Richard Simpson is accused of hitting his neighbor with his car after a fight. Richard Simpson is accused of hitting his neighbor with his car after a fight.
Carlos Caceido saw someone driving erratically, almost hitting a child Carlos Caceido saw someone driving erratically, almost hitting a child
RIVERVIEW, FL - A Riverview man is accused of hitting his neighbor with a car after a fight about his driving.

Carlos Caicedo, 39 of 11106 Silver Dancer Dr., said it started when he witnessed someone driving recklessly, almost hitting a child. He went to write down the man's license plate number around 10:30 a.m. New Years Eve.

"He finds the Honda Civic parked at a residence in the same subdivision that he lives in," said Cristal Bermudez Nunez. "He was writing the tag down. The suspect comes out, saw what he was doing and starts following him."

That man, according to investigators, is Richard Simpson, 41 of 11023 Silver Dancer Dr., just down the block from Caicedo. He said Simpson followed him to the cross street of Golden Silence Dr. And Ambleside Blvd., which is close to the South Fork Community Park and neighborhood pool.

That's when Caicedo got out of his Dodge Durango SUV.

Autumn Lewis and Dennis Miranda, Jr., who are working nearby heard what happened next, and ran out of the gates.

"We came running outside and we saw a gentleman with his hands up ... just trying to find out what's going on almost it seemed - kind of like he wanted answers," Miranda said. "The guy [Simpson] just came back almost like with malice and intent and ran right into him. The guy's head like hit the windshield. It was really graphic."

Lewis said Caicedo, who was badly injured, asked her to reach for his cell phone to call his wife and children.

"He was screaming the whole time... the entire time until the ambulance took him. He couldn't move. He was in a lot of pain," she said.

She said his legs were crushed.  She asked Simpson why he ran into Caicedo.

"He was just like ... I thought he had a gun," she remembers. "I thought he was going to shoot me through my car."

Caicedo is in critical but stable condition at Tampa General Hospital. Doctors expect him to live.

Deputies booked Simpson into the Hillsborough Co. Jail on Orient Rd. Tuesday evening under an attempted murder charge.


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