10/12/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Davie, FL—Search warrants filed in connection with the July accident that claimed the life of recognized Davie graffiti artist Jonathan Corso seem to indicate the driver of the SUV that struck him had the intention of doing so. According to an October 12, 2010 Palm Beach Post report, the driver involved in the pedestrian-related crash claimed he ran Corso over after he attempted to rob him outside a strip club.
Jonathan Corso, known as “Ynot” and the “King of 95” among many graffitists and their aficionados, was celebrating his 21st birthday at Club Eden Cabaret on July 28. While he and several friends stood by their cars upon leaving the club, when an Escalade pulled up to them.
According to the warrant, police believe Corso and his friends became involved in a quarrel with the occupants of the SUV. Witnesses alleged a passenger in the Escalade spit on Corso at some point as well.
The warrant then goes onto explain a passenger in the Escalade, 32-year-old Reynaldo Rodriguez, subsequently switched seats with the driver. He then apparently “drove the Cadillac in reverse for approximately 75 feet striking several people to include Jonathan Corso.”
Though one of Corso’s friends tried to perform CPR on him and he was eventually rushed to Broward General Medical Center, the injuries he sustained in the violent pedestrian-related accident proved fatal shortly after.
Rodriguez reportedly told Davie police officers, “They tried to rob me so I ran him over.” Rodriguez could not be reached for further comment concerning the deadly crash.
Additionally, Rodriguez has not yet been charged in connection with the fatal pedestrian-involved accident.
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