Thursday, December 6, 2012

Woman curses another driver for Obama sticker, then flashes handgun

Two women were driving near Cookville, Tennessee. According to one of the women, a 75-year-old woman from Baxter, she was driving when the other female driver (who was later determined to be a 56-year-old woman from Cookeville) "cursed her because she had an Obama sticker in her rear window."
The woman followed the car and when the two were stopped at a red light they began arguing. The Cookeville woman then "held up a handgun that was in a brown holster and told the Baxter woman to not 'mess with her' or she'd shoot her."
The two ended up in a TJ Maxx parking lot and the police were called. The police found a pistol and a concealed weapons permit in the Cookeville woman's purse. However, according to the district attorney's office even though the Cookeville woman had threatened to shoot, because she had not removed the gun from the holster the incident "did not constitute an aggravated assault."
The DA told that Baxter woman she could seek a criminal summons for a simple assault if she wanted to press charges.
Reports do not indicate if the Baxter woman intends to pursue the incident or not.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Road rage incident leaves one dead, one shot, and one injured

Three people in an SUV, two men and a three-year-old boy, were traveling on Highway 151 in San Antonio, Texas. The SUV apparently cut off a red truck traveling in the same direction.
The driver of the truck responded by pulling out a gun and shooting at the SUV.
Both vehicles then lost control and both vehicles ended up rolling over.
The driver of the truck, a man believed to be in his 40s, was killed. The passenger in the SUV was shot in the arm. All three people from the SUV were taken to the hospital. The men were in serious condition. The little boy is expected to be okay.
Under Texas law you don't need a concealed weapons permit to have a gun in your car. The gun just can't be in plain site.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pennsylvania concealed weapons permit holder charged in road rage incident

26-year-old Travis Heebner, of Maidencreek Township, Pennsylvania, was arrested after he pointed a loaded handgun at a couple in another vehicle during a road rage incident.
According to the police report Heebner was tailgating a car driven by a 24-year-old man whose 20-year-old girlfriend was also in the car. Heebner passed the other car, then cut them off, then continued to weave in and out of traffic. When Heebner stopped at a red light the other car pulled up to try and get the license plate. The driver yelled "What's your problem" at Heebner who then pointed a handgun at them.
Police confiscated a 9mm handgun found in Heebner's car. The gun had a round in the chamber and 15 more rounds in the magazine.
Heebner, who has a concealed weapons permit, was charged with aggravated and simple assault, reckless endangerment, making terroristic threats, possessing a weapon with intent to use it criminally, and reckless driving.

Monday, July 2, 2012

16-year-old shot in road rage incident

A 16-year-old girl from Limington, Maine was returning home from a trip with three other relatives when they were involved in a road rage incident on I-495 in Merrimac, Massachusetts.
According to police, a passenger in another vehicle opened fire shortly after 12:15 p.m. on the car the girl was riding in. The girl was shot in the arm. She was taken to a local hospital where she was treated and released.
"Evidence suggests this was a road rage incident between the driver of the car the girl was in and the other car," said a state police spokesman. "We do not believe the people in the victim's car and the people in the suspect car knew each other."
Police are still searching for the suspect vehicle, a white Honda Accord. The driver of the car was described as a white woman with sunglasses and the passenger who fired the shot was described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic male with short hair.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Gun aficionado loses right to bear arms after road rage incident

63-year-old Leonard Roscitto, of Hailey, Idaho will spend 19 days in jail, pay a $1,000 fine, be on probation for three years and lose his right to bear arms after being found guilty of firing at least two shots at another motorist in a road-rage incident.
The incident took place last August when Rosicotto and John Kauder had a confrontation that started on state Highway 75. According to court documents, both men stopped their vehicles and Roscitto got out of his vehicle, pulled out a handgun and fired at least two shots in the direction of Kauder.
Roscitto apologized to the court saying, "I've never thought about doing anything like that. I would never premeditate anything like that, but it did happen. I am extremely sorry for what did happen."
Rosicotto is described as a "gun aficionado". His attorney said that losing his gun rights is the worst punishment of all for Rosicotto.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Gary, Indiana airport authority member arrested for pointing a gun during road rage incident

32-year-old Tramel Raggs, of Gary, Indiana, was arrested for allegedly pointing a loaded gun at a motorist Monday night. Raggs is a special assistant to the Lake County Commissioner and was recently appointed to the Gary International Airport Authority.
According to police, a 37-year-old man told them he was at a red light behind a Honda Accord that was blocking two lanes. The man pulled up next to the Accord and made an obscene gesture. Riggs, who was driving the Accord, then allegedly pointed a handgun at the other car and drove off.
Police stopped Riggs and found a black handgun loaded with live rounds in the vehicle.
Riggs was taken to jail and charged with pointing a loaded firearm and intimidation, both felony offenses.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Man points gun at women for driving too slow in the fast lane

Amber Ashworth, of Welch, Oklahoma, was driving in the fast lane on the Will Rogers Turnpike when she noticed a white van tailgating her. According to Amber the man in the vehicle behind her put his gun case on his dashboard and pulled out a handgun. The van then pulled up next to her and pointed the gun directly at her.
"I had looked out my passenger window and there is was, you know, pointing straight at me," she said. "I was terrified. I didn't know that he wasn't going to shoot it. That's all I was thinking, you know, what if he was to shoot through my window."
Amber called police and was able to give a detailed description of the suspect.

Police then stopped Mark Oberkirsch. Oberkirsch, who lives in Missouri and has a concealed weapons permit from that state, admitted that he showed the gun during the road rage incident. He complained that Amber was driving 65 mph in the passing lane and when she didn't pull over he passed on the right while pointing the gun at her. He also complained that when he pulled up next to her she was on the phone.
Oberkirsch was arrested on a felony complaint of pointing a firearm. If convicted, in addition to jail time and a fine, he could "possibly" lose his handgun license.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Car flips over trying to avoid road rage shooting

A couple in a black Lexus were driving early Sunday morning in Reno, Nevada. According to reports, the driver told police they were being followed by a car that was driving erratically. When the car tried to pass them, the driver of the Lexus sped up to prevent it. The couple in the Lexus then heard several gun shots coming from the other vehicle. The driver of the Lexus leaned over to avoid being shot and in the process swerved towards the curb, hit a parked pick-up truck, and flipped the Lexus on its side.
The couple was able to get out of the vehicle unharmed, although they were taken to the local hospital for treatment for minor abrasions.
Police are still looking for the dark sedan involved in the incident.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Road rage shooting sends man to hosptial

Early Friday morning two cars there traveling near the airport in Memphis, Tennessee when they became engaged in a road rage situation. Words were exchanged, the argument escalated and one man pulled a gun and started firing shots and the other car, hitting the driver.
The driver was able to pull into a gas station and call 911. He is in the hospital in non-critical condition.
Police are still looking for the shooter.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Man & Woman Exchange Obscene Gestures, Man Pulls Gun

A Tavares, Florida woman told police she was cut off by another car on U.S. Highway 441. The two drivers began slowing down and speeding up together and exchanged obscene hand gestures. But then the man in the other car pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the woman.
The woman called 911 and gave police the license plate number of the car. When police pulled over 41-year-old Douglas Forster they found a Glock handgun in the car. Forster told them he knew he was being stopped because he had pointed a gun at another driver. He has since recanted the statement.
Forster faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm.