Cheyenne Man Accused Hitting Pedestrian, Then Driving Off With Him On Hood

A Cheyenne man is in jail on suspicion of ramming an adult male pedestrian and recklessly driving with the pedestrian on his hood, severely injuring him.

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Clair McFarland

August 25, 20232 min read

Scene of accident on Thursday, August 24, 2023
Scene of accident on Thursday, August 24, 2023 (Courtesy, Cheyenne Police Department)

Cheyenne Police on Thursday arrested a man who is suspected of angling his car to drive into a pedestrian, after the pedestrian tugged at his car door repeatedly.

Koby Rodriguez, 25, stopped at a traffic light just off I-80 Thursday evening before 7 p.m., according to witness statements the Cheyenne Police Department compiled in a Friday statement.  

While Rodriguez waited at the light, an adult male pedestrian approached the Rodriguez’s black Ford Edge and reportedly pulled at a door handle multiple times.

Then the man walked away, says the statement.

“Rodriguez then maneuvered his vehicle around other traffic in the area and struck the male,” the statement says, adding that Rodriguez allegedly drove down North Greeley Highway with the man on his hood.

When Rodriguez drove “recklessly” toward the intersection of North Greeley Highway and East Fox Farm Road, the man fell from the hood and landed on the road, the statement says.

Rodriguez kept driving west on Fox Farm, police say, leaving the man lying in the road, seriously injured.

An ambulance took the man to the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The statement says Rodriguez later returned to the scene.

Police arrested him, booked him into the Laramie County Detention Center, and recommended a charge of aggravated assault with injury.

The case is still under investigation, says the statement, and anyone with information about the incident who has not yet contacted police may call Detective Baca at 307-633-6617.

The Cheyenne Police Force extended gratitude toward the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, Cheyenne Fire Rescue and AMR for assisting at the scene.

Mug shot of Koby Rodriguez
Mug shot of Koby Rodriguez (Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Clair McFarland can be reached at Clair@CowboyStateDaily.com.

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Clair McFarland

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