Gun Pulled on Middleton Man in Road Rage Incident

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A local man, caught up in West Beltline rush hour traffic Wednesday morning, ended up the victim of road rage as another motorist pulled out a handgun and tried to cut the 48-year old Middleton man off, according to an incident report released by Madison Police.

According to the report, the victim said the other driver – who was directly behind him - became angry after he slowed down in an eastbound lane. The Middleton man was doing so because he could see traffic ahead had stopped. The angry man tailgated the victim before quickly switching lanes and pulling alongside the victim, according to the victim’s account.

That is when Middleton man could see the other driver was displaying the weapon. Next, the victim says the other driver pulled in front of him and slammed on the brakes. The victim went hard on his brakes as well, to avoid a collision.

“By this time, he realized this was a very dangerous situation and he sat back in traffic as the other driver pulled ahead,” stated the department’s report.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s or 50s, of average build, driving a red, two-door hatchback, possibly a Ford Fiesta.

The incident took place around 7:44 a.m.

 

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