Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-393

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 22, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hsco.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Road Rage Escalates To Stabbing

    Man in critical condition following incident.
    • Monday
    • November 21, 2011
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Waters Avenue and Manhattan Avenue

    Involved Vehicle:

    • 1994 Honda Accord

    Driver:

    Wathson Adelson
    DOB: 08/13/1991
    3509 N 10th Street
    Tampa, FL

    Involved Vehicle:

    • 1995 Hyundai Accent

    Driver:

    Alcisviades Polanco
    DOB: 09/10/1949
    4831 E 99th Avenue
    Tampa, FL

    Details:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating what appears to be a case of Road Rage that occurred in the area of Waters Avenue and Manhattan Avenue this morning, November 21, 2011 at approximately 9:30 a.m.

    According to witnesses, two vehicles (1994 Honda Accord and 1995 Hyundai Accent)were traveling south on Manhattan Avenue when the 1994 Honda driven by Wathson Adelson accelerated into oncoming traffic and went around the 1995 Hyundai Accent driven by Alcisviades Polanco. After Adelson went around Polanco he got in front of Polanco and slammed on brakes blocking the roadway. Adelson then walked back to Polanco's vehicle where a verbal altercation took place, the verbal then turned physical. Polanco armed himself with a sharp object (ice pick) and stabbed Adelson in the head and arm. Adelson was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Preliminary information is that the incident occurred because Polanco cut in front of Adelson in traffic.

    The investigation continues and there are no charges at this time.
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