Road Rager Arrested for Pointing a Paintball Rifle at Another Motorist

Road Rager Arrested for Pointing a Paintball Rifle at Another Motorist
Photo: paintball gun

CORTE MADERA — A road rage incident last weekend turned into a police matter. A California Highway Patrol officer arrested an irate driver for allegedly pointing a paint ball rifle at another motorist.

This incident began on Highway 101, near where a CHP officer was monitoring traffic and conducting radar speed enforcement. The officer honed his radar on a Mazda and confirmed it was traveling almost 90 mph.

With the CHP officer in pursuit, the Mazda continued speeding southbound towards Mill Valley. The CHP officer momentarily lost sight of it while climbing a hill.

Meanwhile, the speedy Mazda driver experienced a bout of road rage. It seems the Mazda driver became angry at another motorist, for supposedly cutting him off.

When the officer caught up, he saw the Mazda and a BMW stopped on the side of the freeway. Apparently, the Mazda driver had just swerved and ran the BMW driver off the freeway.

The CHP officer pulled over in front of both cars, and immediately the BMW pulled up to the CHP patrol officer. The occupants inside began yelling and warning the officer that the driver of the Mazda was armed.

Not taking any chances, the officer ordered the Mazda driver at gunpoint to get out of the car. The driver complied without further incident and he was detained.

It turns out the Mazda driver was carrying a paintball rifle, which looked very much like a real rifle. Moreover, it matched the description provided by the occupants of the BMW.

Consequently, Kristian M. Wood, 26 of Riverside, was arrested on August 1 and booked at Marin County Jail. His charge is exhibiting an imitation firearm in a threatening matter.

Road Rager Arrested for Pointing a Paintball Rifle at Another Motorist was last modified: August 6th, 2020 by admin
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