We all know about road rage and we’ve all heard the extreme stories of someone pulling a gun on someone else over a traffic dispute. This story is just like that…except it happened to me.
What happened is actually an ongoing court case right now which I’ve had to miss some work for, so I’m not sure I’m allowed to share all the details yet. But here’s what I can say.
For starters, I know that I can have a hot temper sometimes, and I sometimes make decisions based on what feels right at the time, but later I think maybe wasn’t the best move. And since I’m on the road all day, I’ve surely had my share of traffic incidents going between job sites. But still in all, this was pretty freaking scary.
Driving to a job site, there was a slight traffic incident that made this guy mad at me (yes, that was intentionally vague — this is a court case right now, remember?). So at a stoplight, he pulled up next to me and starting yelling because our windows were down. I shouldn’t have, but I yelled back, and things escalated (when the case is over, I’ll tell you exactly how!)
And before I knew it, there was a gun in his hand. Pointed at me. Look, I’ve seen disturbing things and had disturbing things happen to me, but this was… this was another level, man.
I drove away. He didn’t fire.
But he did follow me. I pulled over in a parking lot and he followed me in (why did I pull over when the guy had a gun? To this day, I honestly don’t know why. But here’s a tip, if someone has a gun, don’t be dumb and pull over!). I can’t say just yet what happened in that parking lot (intentionally vague again!), but that gun was never fired. And the police did show up and bring that man to jail.
And that’s really the good news of the story. The gun, which did turn out to be loaded and ready, was never fired.
Be careful out there guys (and girls)! Some people do have guns and some people are frickin’ insane!