North Naples man accused of road-rage attack with crowbar


 Name: GRIMES,RICHARD
 Charge:  AGGRAV BATTERY-PERSON USES A DEADLY WEAPON
 Residence: Naples, FL 
 Age: 22
 Occupation: JEWELER

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  • Name: GRIMES,RICHARD
  • Charge: AGGRAV BATTERY-PERSON USES A DEADLY WEAPON
  • Residence: Naples, FL
  • Age: 22
  • Occupation: JEWELER

A North Naples man is accused of driving a man off the road and then attacking him with a crowbar.

Richard Grimes, 22, of the 100 block of Ridge Drive, was arrested Thursday by Collier deputies at the 3300 block of U.S. 41 East.

According to an arrest report, the victim said he was on his way home in the Pelican Marsh neighborhood last Saturday when he was run off the road by a white SUV.

The victim told deputies that Grimes then got out of the passenger seat and attacked him unprovoked with a crowbar.

According to reports, the victim was hit several times in the head and body with the crow bar to the point he was bleeding severely. The victim said he curled up into a ball until they Grimes quit beating him, deputies say.

The victim suffered multiple cuts on the front and back of his head, legs, and back.

Deputies said the crowbar used in the attack weighed approximately 8 pounds.

Grimes is facing a charge of aggravated battery with use of a deadly weapon.

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nativeonepointone writes:

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/a...

I wonder if NDN doesn't link these two stories together on purpose or do they just not remember big stories from one week to the next?

mr_1_term_proposition writes:

So there are a few terrible driving snow birds left. If people wouldn't drive like idiots there wouldn't be road rage.

FECOYLE writes:

Grimes is fortunate his victim didnt have a right to carry permit or he could be saying hello to St Peter

NaplesMama writes:

in response to mr_1_term_proposition:

So there are a few terrible driving snow birds left. If people wouldn't drive like idiots there wouldn't be road rage.

Or, if people learned some self control and stopped acting like 4 year olds throwing tantrums, there wouldn't be road rage. That idiot needs to go to jail and never be allowed to drive another car. There will always be idiot drivers, but that doesn't justify beating someone up for it.

cozyboy writes:

Who proof reads this junk??"until they Grimes quit beating him". Somebody needs to crowbar the proof reader and wake his or her brain up.

GUNNER36 writes:

Richard Grimes needs to be taken off the roads until he can pass a mental test. His current mind set makes him a ticking bomb,the world needs protection from these unbalanced nuts.

naplesnative73 writes:

in response to FECOYLE:

Grimes is fortunate his victim didnt have a right to carry permit or he could be saying hello to St Peter

ST PETE ????? Whats make you think he will be end up in pearly gate? It would be "he could be saying hello to John Wayne Gacy"

savethewhalz writes:

in response to FECOYLE:

Grimes is fortunate his victim didnt have a right to carry permit or he could be saying hello to St Peter

Sorta true. The victim could have kept a Smith and Wesson Model 500 handgun in the glove compartment of his vehicle legally, without a carry permit. Once Richard Grimes showed up at the vehicle snarling with his crowbar, he would have likely suffered a four inch hole in his head. The mangled crowbar and some bone splinters to be found later on a road three miles away.

SkeeterBeater writes:

I,d sure hate to shoot Someone,s 22 Year old Son.
But I carry...And if Your swinging a Crowbar at Me..........

Here4Now writes:

in response to FECOYLE:

Grimes is fortunate his victim didnt have a right to carry permit or he could be saying hello to St Peter

My thoughts exactly. It's morons like Grimes that are why I ALWAYS carry when on the road. If this scenario had happened to me, that idiot would be in the morgue. Hope it never does, but I'm ready.

Here4Now writes:

Maybe he was just upset about his s----- haircut.

Here4Now writes:

Call in the Violent Grimes Unit

Sick writes:

in response to SkeeterBeater:

I,d sure hate to shoot Someone,s 22 Year old Son.
But I carry...And if Your swinging a Crowbar at Me..........

Do you wear a bullet proof vest too?

LOL

You carry.

LOL

itsme2 writes:

If you read the advertisement for Certified Jewelers, you will notice that owner Rick Grimes has his son, Rick, working in the family business.

itsme2 writes:

in response to johnwaynegacy:

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If you read the Certified Jewelers advertisement, you will see that owner, Rick Grimes, now has his son Ricky in the family business.

InCognitogirl writes:

in response to Here4Now:

Call in the Violent Grimes Unit

Lol. Good one

TiredoftheBS writes:

Should have used his Trunk Monkey!

HIGHWATER writes:

Deport him before he kills some.

malcolmlandry writes:

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DownsouthGOTman writes:

in response to cozyboy:

Who proof reads this junk??"until they Grimes quit beating him". Somebody needs to crowbar the proof reader and wake his or her brain up.

Yes.....my 6 year old son writes better than whoever "tried" to write this article. Unbelievable incompetence. No wonder you can't even GIVE away free NDN copies in front of Horegreens....no one gives a shiite for the quality of the crap content

drolds writes:

in response to SkeeterBeater:

I,d sure hate to shoot Someone,s 22 Year old Son.
But I carry...And if Your swinging a Crowbar at Me..........

Exactly!

drolds writes:

in response to Sick:

Do you wear a bullet proof vest too?

LOL

You carry.

LOL

Hay dummy, shouldn't Grimes be the one wearing the bullet proof vest if all he has is a crowbar?

brown writes:

Grimes worked in jewlery business several years ago. Sad story.

joeblow writes:

Wow. I'm not going to that jewelery store ever! Way to go Grimey!!!!!!!!

what234 writes:

in response to nativeonepointone:

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/a...

I wonder if NDN doesn't link these two stories together on purpose or do they just not remember big stories from one week to the next?

daddy must have kicked him out.....

brown writes:

Read in achieves that Mr Grimes took the NDN to court years ago because of NDN's accusation that Grimes was selling fake diamonds. NDN won the case! The NDN has it "in" for Grimes and will keep this story running, running and running. Never try anyone who buys ink by the gallon...

KR writes:

He got out of the "passenger side"? He curled up until "they" stopped beating him? Was daddy driving and also beating him? Great reporting Naples News! NOT!

felipe writes:

take this guy license for life , anyone that does anything like this , doesn't deserve to have a license!! people that blame road rage on the other people on the roads are idiots, if you don't have patience to drive a car you don't deserve a license also !! if they are going to slow for your liking wait your turn and then go around them , if they are driving wrecklessly get away from them , just cause you have a license it doesn't give you the rights for ROAD RAGE !!!!

kappa1997 writes:

in response to Han_Solo:

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After reading the link, my guess is the "victim" owed him money for drugs, and the "road rage guy" beat it out of him...Good reporting NDN....

wonderful (Inactive) writes:

in response to puckdog:

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Just SPARKLING!

Patton writes:

in response to mr_1_term_proposition:

So there are a few terrible driving snow birds left. If people wouldn't drive like idiots there wouldn't be road rage.

Did your mother have any children that lived?

Patton writes:

in response to NaplesMama:

Or, if people learned some self control and stopped acting like 4 year olds throwing tantrums, there wouldn't be road rage. That idiot needs to go to jail and never be allowed to drive another car. There will always be idiot drivers, but that doesn't justify beating someone up for it.

Right On!!!

Patton writes:

in response to brown:

Read in achieves that Mr Grimes took the NDN to court years ago because of NDN's accusation that Grimes was selling fake diamonds. NDN won the case! The NDN has it "in" for Grimes and will keep this story running, running and running. Never try anyone who buys ink by the gallon...

That's immaterial, he beat someone with a crowbar and that says it all. Give him the chair.

mr_1_term_proposition writes:

in response to Patton:

Did your mother have any children that lived?

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JustAnotherDayInParadise writes:

And this is why people carry. You mistakely cut off or irritate a signal 20 like Grimes in traffic and he comes after you with a crowbar. Headline should've read "Road Rage Incident Ends in Dead Assailant" Period the end!

brown writes:

Maybe Grimes is incident. Remember the US Constitution! Innocetn until otherwise proven. O.J. Simpson was clearly innocent but the news media claimed he was guilty of killing his former wife. Maybe we all should step back and examine the facts. Innocent until proven guilty. Were any of the bloggers present when the accident happened. May Grimes will fill us all into what truly happened. This will enlighten each of YOU..

TiredoftheBS writes:

in response to brown:

Maybe Grimes is incident. Remember the US Constitution! Innocetn until otherwise proven. O.J. Simpson was clearly innocent but the news media claimed he was guilty of killing his former wife. Maybe we all should step back and examine the facts. Innocent until proven guilty. Were any of the bloggers present when the accident happened. May Grimes will fill us all into what truly happened. This will enlighten each of YOU..

In what way is he related to you?

brown writes:

Not related but Grimes caddied for me at Naples National.

ThisGuyy writes:

in response to mr_1_term_proposition:

So there are a few terrible driving snow birds left. If people wouldn't drive like idiots there wouldn't be road rage.

The majority of the people driving like idiots are the ones who live here year round

mr_1_term_proposition writes:

in response to ThisGuyy:

The majority of the people driving like idiots are the ones who live here year round

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LMFAOATU writes:

Hmmm...Could this victim perhaps be the same person who kicked in Grimes' door a few weeks ago causing his last arrest? Maybe Mr. Grimes' steroid induced rage was not all about the road. Quite odd that a burglar would break in, but not steal the drugs, jewelry or money?? Me thinks there is more to this random road rage story....

ThisGuyy writes:

in response to mr_1_term_proposition:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

I was actually referring to the idiots who tailgate me even when I'm going 5-10 over, weaving in and out of traffic and basically causing a hazard for everyone on the road either because they're late for something or are just an (tried to use a naughty word) in general. More often than not they are caucasian.

Naples71 writes:

in response to brown:

Maybe Grimes is incident. Remember the US Constitution! Innocetn until otherwise proven. O.J. Simpson was clearly innocent but the news media claimed he was guilty of killing his former wife. Maybe we all should step back and examine the facts. Innocent until proven guilty. Were any of the bloggers present when the accident happened. May Grimes will fill us all into what truly happened. This will enlighten each of YOU..

And as soon as OJ gets out of jail he will continue the search for the real killer as he promised many years ago.

freedomsailor writes:

in response to Patton:

Did your mother have any children that lived?

No, but she did have a cockroach!

glennhamilton writes:

The very short of this is a fact. Florida now has 1 million ccw permits issued.
Odds are people like this guy will end up on the ground looking up to his new home. {or down}
Call the police, do not get out of your car.

plsgagme writes:

in response to itsme2:

If you read the advertisement for Certified Jewelers, you will notice that owner Rick Grimes has his son, Rick, working in the family business.

yeah- his daddy is the biggest a-hole ever. Pomp a-- idiot- I don't know how he has managed to have a business- he has the IQ of a donkey!

yeasure writes:

this story and his previous arrest are 100% linked. if anyone thinks different, you're an idiot.

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