A Florida man has been denied bail after authorities say he went on a deadly and bizarre crime spree Friday, in which he allegedly caused at least 3 serious car wrecks, and shot and killed three people.
According to WFOR-TV, authorities believe that a suspect named Dale Daniel Spidle began his deadly spree by shooting and killing an infant and the infant’s babysitter in an apartment unit adjacent to his. Police believe he then fled the scene of that crime, causing further destruction, mayhem, and death throughout the day.
According to WFOR, Spidle crashed into a car in Coral Springs, Florida during the course of his flight. Coral Springs police attempted to apprehend him, but Spidle fled out of the Coral Springs jurisdiction. Because Coral Springs police did not have information that Spidle had been involved in any crimes other than the hit-and-run, the department stopped chasing him per department policy and instead relayed the suspect’s vehicle description to other area police departments.
Spidle’s vehicle was promptly noticed moments later when he allegedly caused a four-car collision in nearby Pompano Beach minutes later. Spidle reportedly exited his car, and shot and killed a nearby truck owner, apparently at random, and stole his vehicle. Two other individuals were noted to be injured in the Pompano Beach crash.
While fleeing in the stolen truck, Spidle reportedly struck another car, causing two additional injuries. Spidle’s erratic driving continued, as he then crashed the truck into two parked cars at a nearby Walgreen’s, then robbed another victim at that site.
Spidle was eventually apprehended while reportedly completely naked inside of a Shell Gas Station by Coconut Creek, Florida police.
During the course of the bizarre chase, authorities reportedly went to the address on the vehicle registration for Spidle’s car, and noticed that one of the adjacent neighbor’s doors was open, whereupon they went inside and and noticed the bodies of the infant and babysitter. The babysitter was pronounced dead at the scene, and the infant died later at the hospital from his wounds.
A neighbor reportedly told WFOR that the entire incident began as a result of a dispute between Spidle and the parents of the infant regarding noise.