Driver makes several attempts to run over a man on the side of the road, police say

Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 2:04 PM EDT
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WIS) - Police in North Carolina are looking for a man they say attempted to drive over a man on the side of the road in Asheville on Monday.

Video released by the Asheville Police Department shows a driver of a pickup truck trying several times to run over a man. The driver missed the man but hit his cart which contained his belongings and his cat.

Deputies say both the man and the cat were not hurt.

The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. on May 17 at the exit 44 off-ramp of I40E.

The driver is described as a white man, 30 to 40 years old, wearing a light-colored t-shirt, and ball cap.

Officials say he was operating a white Ford F-150 with North Carolina license plate RCL-8595.

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