Off-duty deputy kills driver who stole, crashed truck

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) " Florida authorities say an off-duty deputy fatally shot a man who stole a Coca-Cola truck and was involved in three crashes.

The Tampa Bay Times (http://tinyurl.com/zmrbxt8 ) quotes Pasco Sheriff's officials as saying that a deputy prisons officer on his way to work Friday saw the truck swerving and followed it. The report says 30-year-old Ronald Michael Robbibaro suddenly reversed the truck, striking the hood of the sergeant's vehicle. It says Robbibaro sped off and crashed into another off-duty detention deputy. The paper reports that Robbibaro also was involved in a car crash prior to stealing the truck.

Authorities told the newspaper that Robbibaro charged at the deputy, the two fought violently, and the deputy fired two shots.

The sheriff's office did not identify the deputy, or release his race or that of the man shot.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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