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Cops: Florida woman drives 70 mph with ex-boyfriend on the hood

July 4, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Cops: Florida woman drives 70 mph with ex-boyfriend on the hood

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A Florida woman admitted that she drove while her ex-boyfriend was on the hood of her Mercedes-Benz because he didn’t want her to leave their home to pick up their daughter.

“I had to get my child,” 24-year-old Patresha Isidore told WSVN. “I wasn’t going to deal with foolishness.”

The couple split up roughly eight months ago and Isidore is attempting to secure a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, she claimed, despite the fact that the two still live together.

Isidore said she had no alternative but to drive away as the man — identified as 22-year-old Junior Francis — held onto the hood of her Mercedes.

“He had time to get off the car,” she said in the interview with WSVN. “He didn’t want to stop.”

Isidore said she taped the entire incident from her car as it sped down an express lane on I-95. Another driver speeding along at 70 mph, Daniel Midah, later observed Francis hanging by his hand from the hood and posted the 43-second footage on Twitter.

Isidore said Francis gave her no other choice but to drive.

“He was threatening me, I was scared, so of course I wasn’t going to stop and let him in the car,” she added.

At one point, she stopped on Ives Dairy Road in Miami, but Francis didn’t take the chance to get off the hood. He ultimately got off the car and got inside with Isidore. They then drove to an address in West Park, where Isidore was taken into custody and was charged with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor.

She has since been released after she posted bail.

“That guy is crazy,” she said, referring to Francis. “He won’t leave me alone.”

Her ex-boyfriend told WPLG that both he and Isidore needed to use the car, which belongs to both of them.

“She turned on the engine, dropped it in reverse and turned,” Francis said. “That’s when things took a turn.”

Francis said he was on the phone with authorities as he clinged onto the hood while Isidore made her way from Broward to Miami-Dade counties and back.

“She’s swerving the car and I’m on top,” Francis told a police dispatcher, according to the 911 call. “I need help.”

Francis said he then removed the key from the vehicle’s ignition once they arrived in West Park. He then told officers he didn’t want to press charges against the mother of his child.

Days after the episode, Francis said he’s still shaken up about what happened.

“This woman is going to kill me,” he continued. “She’s out to kill me.”

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