Harsh words led to a cracked head near Walcott, Iowa.
Two truckers traveling Interstate 80 Feb. 27 were yelling at each other over the CB radio, said Walcott Police Chief David Kopatich.
“One got sick of the other’s mouth, so he decided he was going to take care of business, so to speak,” Kopatich said.
RTV Inc. driver Robert Ratkovcic, 30, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., stopped at the Pilot truck stop at the 284 mile marker. Driver Glen Hudson, 45, of Cincinnati, Iowa, followed Ratkovcic and hit him three times over the head with a baseball bat, Kopatich said. Hudson drove off, but was arrested about 15 minutes later at another truck stop.
“It all happened so fast, the guy was out of there before anyone could react,” Kopatich said. “The whole incident probably took 30 seconds tops, start to finish.” Continue reading