Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Dad--with kids in truck--rams "estranged" wife's car off road (Cooper City, Florida)

Once again, we see why abusers should not have access to the children. This idiot could have seriously hurt or killed the kids with his stupid, childish antics.

Dad is identified as UMAR FAROOQ.

Cooper City man runs estranged wife off road, police say

May 6, 2013|By Tonya Alanez, Sun Sentinel

PEMBROKE PINES — A Cooper City father has been jailed on charges of child abuse and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after using his truck — with his three children inside — to ram and run his estranged wife and her friend off the road in their vehicle, authorities say.

Umar Farooq, 40, had his bond set at $110,500 at a Monday morning court hearing. He is being held at Broward's Main Jail.

Farooq was arrested at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. He and his wife are separated and in the process of getting a divorce, according to a police report. Farooq became angered when he saw his wife in a vehicle with a male friend on Flamingo Road near Johnson Street and "intentionally and willfully rammed" their vehicle with his truck for about 100 yards and ran them off the road, the report said.

The couple's three children were in the truck with Farooq, according to the report.

Farooq fled southbound on Flamingo Road. When he was pulled over in the 100 block of North Flamingo Road, his truck had paint on it from the victim's vehicle and the front right rim was damaged, the report said.

Farooq was also charged with driving with a suspended license, records show.