Man accused of throwing crackers at driver, smashing windshield with baseball bat

Warrant charges man with aggravated assault with deadly weapon


FRIENDSWOOD, Texas – Police are searching for a man accused of throwing crackers at a driver, then attacking his car, in Friendswood.

Investigators said Thomas Michael Data threw crackers at a driver during a road rage incident on Dec. 22 on Winding Road near Broadway Street.

During the incident, Data’s cellphone fell into the man’s car, according to police.

Data tracked his phone and then smashed the windshield and damaged the man’s vehicle with a baseball bat, injuring the man with broken glass, according to investigators.

The man recorded the attack on his cellphone and gave the video to police.

An anonymous tipster later identified Data, and the victim identified Data in a photo lineup. A warrant was issued Jan. 25 for Data’s arrest.

Police said Data is homeless and could be hiding out in Ohio. The warrant charges him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.