Deputies: Pasco man tries slashing ex’s tires, cuts store owner, crashes car into store


HUDSON, Fla. (WFLA) – Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies say a Pasco man accused of cutting a Hudson store owner and crashing a car into the store’s display windows is now in custody.

Deputies say William Engle, 27, was meeting his ex-girlfriend at a 7-Eleven store on US Highway 19 Sunday morning when the two got into an argument.

Engle’s boss, the owner of Action Honda in Hudson, was also there to ensure nothing happened.

Officials say Engle brandished a knife and attempted to cut the tires on his ex-girlfriend’s car when Engle’s boss intervened. The boss was cut on the hand and stomach. He refused any medical attention.

Engle then went to Action Honda to get his car, and used it to ram two showroom doors of the business. Officials estimate the damage to the building is more than $75,000.

Authorities say Engle left the scene on a white Honda motorcycle.

Monday morning, Engle’s grandfather turned him in at the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center, deputies say. He is currently being treated for injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash. There’s no word on what charges he’ll be facing. Stay with for updates. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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