NORTH MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Drivers on Interstate 95 were greeted with an odd sight after a car was seen flying down the highway with a man clinging to the hood.
A viral video of the incident was filmed by Twitter user @danimidah and has been shared a whopping 22,000 times, garnering over one million views.
The woman behind the wheel spoke exclusively with 7News to share her side of the story after she was arrested and bonded out of jail.
Patresha Isidore said it all started when her ex-boyfriend didn’t want her to leave their Lauderhill home to pick up her daughter, Sunday.
“I had to go get my child. I wasn’t going to deal with any foolishness,” she said.
That’s when Isidore said she took off with her ex-boyfriend clinging to the front of her car.
“He had plenty of times to get off the car. He didn’t want to stop,” Isidore said.
She filmed everything from inside the vehicle as the dangerous stunt unfolded in the southbound lanes of I-95.
Isidore said she had no choice but to hit the gas after feeling threatened.
“He was threatening me, so I was scared, so of course I wasn’t going to stop and let him get in the car,” Isidore said.
According to Isidore, they had a rocky relationship and she was actively trying to file a restraining order against him, despite the fact that they both still live together.
“That guy is crazy,” she said. “He won’t leave me alone. We broke up about eight months ago.”
She said she attempted to get him off by stopping at Ives Dairy Road.
“When I was on the 95, I thought like, ‘Hey, this is crazy’ or whatever,” Isidore said. “I actually pulled over to Ives Dairy and tried to stop the car, and he still didn’t want to get off.”
Eventually the ex-boyfriend did give up and got inside the vehicle, and the two headed to Southwest 39th Street and 32nd Avenue, in West Park.
That’s where Isidore was placed in handcuffs and hauled off to jail. Her arrest was caught on surveillance video from a nearby home.
Isidore was charged with culpable negligence.
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