Two people were killed, and the third is not expected to survive Florida After authorities in Florida said a man went on a rampage with a baseball bat and a knife.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd She said During a press conference, the suspect, 39-year-old Sean Runyon, was in Polk County, Florida, with a Pennsylvania electric company working for Publix Supermarkets when a dispute at work drove him back to his company’s dorms and attacked several people.
Police say Runyon beat a supervisor at work around 2 a.m. Friday and escaped. He wasn’t seen or heard until Saturday morning around 9:45 when police received a report of a murder in Davenport, Florida, in a neighborhood where Runyon and his co-workers lived.
According to police, the 39-year-old beat a victim to death with a baseball bat while the victim was sleeping in bed, and the second victim was found dead on the front porch. A third victim was severely beaten and is in hospital “in a very critical condition”. Runyon hit a fourth victim in the neck with a bat, but he survived. Three other victims, including a 7-year-old girl, escaped unharmed.
After the attack, Runyon fled and knocked on the door of a house in Lake Wells, Florida, bloodied and told the homeowners that he had been raped. He then dumped his blood-stained clothes and headed to the hospital at the suggestion of the homeowners. He was detained by the police in the hospital.
Runyon has admitted knowing the victims but the police do not yet know the motive.
“We had no idea what pissed him off so much that after more than 24 hours he would come back and try to kill every single one of them,” Sharif told the media.
Judd added that Runyon had a previous criminal history in Pennsylvania that included a violent strangulation-related arrest.