A man accused of beating a Traffic Enforcement Agent in the Bronx so badly that he fractured his skull has turned himself over to police in the Bronx yesterday. Derrick Jordan, 30, was charged with second-degree assault, and according to his neighbor he waited a full day to turn himself in because he was afraid, and because he didn't think the situation was so serious. Then he saw Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly talking about it on the news.

"Oh, man, I can't believe the commissioner's talking about me. I'm in trouble," Jordan said, according to his friend and neighbor Louie Garza, who spoke with the Daily News. Police say the ticket agent, Edgar Saeteros, 35, was writing a $115 ticket after he spotted Jordan double-parked around 9 a.m. Tuesday. An altercation ensued, and Jordan allegedly hit in Saeteros in the back of the head twice, knocking him to the ground, then kicked him. But Jordan's friends tells the News the agent instigated the fight "by slapping at the motorist's hand and grabbing his shirt." Saeteros is recovering at Jacobi Medical Center, where's listed in stable condition.