Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Let's Just Settle This Out of Court---Right Here and Now, You Low Life!
Allan Shear, above, was charged with hitting a former customer four times with his car in Delray Beach
By ELIOT KLEINBERG
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 03, 2009
When a Broward County man had a chance encounter Wednesday with a former business associate in Delray Beach, he ended up hitting the man four times with his car, police said.
Allan Shear, 63,, of Deerfield Beach, is charged with aggravated battery with a vehicle, a felony.
Shear was released Thursday from the Palm Beach County Jail after posting $2,500, a jail official said.
According to a Delray Beach police report, the confrontation started about 3 p.m. Wednesday, Cory J. Hecht, 24, of suburban Boca Raton, walked into the Commerce Bank at 4975 W. Linton Blvd., at Military Trail.
He saw Shear, who he knew from a previous business encounter about a year ago in which he paid Shear $1,000 for a job Shear didn't finish.
Hecht said he asked Shear to step outside; they spoke briefly and Shear got into his 2008 Nissan.
Hecht said that as he walked to his own car, Shear backed into him four times.
A man in the parking lot said he saw Shear look in his rear view mirror before accelerating into Hecht. The witness said he shouted to Shear, "How many more times are you going to hit him?"
Paramedics treated Hecht for pain in his knee and hip, the report said.
Shear, a salesman and a native of Montreal, has no previous felony arrests, according to documents.
A friend said Thursday Shear's family did not want to comment.
The victim told reporters he could certainly see why Shear's family didn't want to talk. "He'd probably run over them with the lawnmower," said Hecht.