If you’ve been following me for awhile, you might remember that I got involved in a road rage incident with this guy. The court case for it kept dragging on because lawyers love to get continuances. But finally, dudes, it’s over. Now I can finally tell the whole story of what happened, and let you know what the guy’s verdict was.
Here’s what happened:
My buddy and I were driving to a job site. This guy cut us off and so I flipped him the bird. He got pissed about that, so he started driving really slow in front of us.
I start honking because now he not only cut me off, but is driving slowly. This pissed him off and so he moved back over a lane, and then when we got to a red light, he started yelling at me through our open windows. I started yelling back because I’m not always great at controlling my temper.
Still at the red light, he opens his car door and half gets out, still yelling. I open my truck door and get out and walk around his car, still yelling at him (Blue Collar Tip: Don’t be a dumba*s like I was). I see him reach into his car and I see he has a gun.
I stop yelling immediately and go back to my truck, get in, and when the light turns green, I’m outta there.
But he follows, closely.I can see in my rear-view mirror that he’s still yelling.
So I do something else not very smart and pull over into a parking lot. The guy follows my buddy and I into the parking lot. I got out of my truck and started walking towards his car, he was still yelling at me. He half opened his door again, I can see he has that gun and is pointing it at me.
And man, I grabbed him by the throat and threw him down onto the pavement. I still had him by the throat on the pavement and gave him a couple punches. I mean, he was pointing a frickin gun at me, man!
The police came very shortly after that. He was arrested.
And how did the police know to come? Because the guy called the police on himself! When I saw him yelling in his car behind me, right before I pulled into the parking lot, he was on the phone with the police. The recording of the call has him saying, “I’ve got a gun, I think I’m going to shoot this guy….” Stuff like that.
In the roadrage trial, it did come out that he had a history of psychological problems.
Nothing. I don’t get to know what happened. He either took some sort of plea bargain or the case was dropped. Either way, he got off the hook, and I don’t get to know why/how!
Take home message for the kids? Do whatever you want, you’ll probably get away with it.