By LeaAnne Klentzman
Hand gestures from walking teens anger a Rosenberg driver on April 7, just before 6 p.m., Rosenberg police responded to an auto-pedestrian vehicle accident at the intersection of Radio Lane and Ave N. Officer Felix Vargas arrived on the scene and learned that it was no accident but an intentional act.
According to Rosenberg police Lieutenant Colin Davidson, three teens were walking down a Rosenberg street when one of the teens and a passing motorist engaged in some nonverbal hand gestures. Angered by the hand gestures, the driver turned his car around and again approached the teens. Davidson said, “The driver turned around after the exchange and intentionally drove toward the three juveniles.” Davidson said two of the teens were able to jump out of the way and avoid being struck, the third was hit by the oncoming vehicle.
A description of the suspect vehicle was broadcast across Rosenberg by Officer Vargas and shortly thereafter police ended up at a home in the 2200 block of Ripple Creek in south Rosenberg. The suspect vehicle was located and the driver, identified as Roper Fojtik, 19, taken into custody. He was charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and failure to stop and render aid. At press time Fojtik remained in custody at the Fort Bend County jail.