Basketball Coach Charged After He Allegedly Punched Florida Man Who Thought He Was an Uber Driver

An assistant basketball coach from Wake Forest University was arrested and charged in connection with the death of a Florida tourist who he allegedly punched in the face, sending him smashing into the pavement.

Jamill Jones, 35, was arrested on Thursday and charged with third-degree assault in the death of Sandor Szabo, 35, PEOPLE confirms.

Szabo, originally from Boca Raton, Florida, was in New York City for his stepsister’s wedding when he tried to hail an Uber back to his hotel on Sunday, according to WPEC.

He allegedly knocked on the SUV Jones was driving. The action spurred a “confrontation” between the two in which Jones allegedly punched Szabo in the face once, causing the tourist to fall on the pavement and hit his head, the New York Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE in a release on Thursday.

Jones fled the scene, and Szabo was taken to a

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