Friday, September 07, 2007

Road Rage Incident in Brighton Center

From the Boston Police via UniversalHub:
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest

At approximately 10:30am today, September 6, 2007, the victim of a “road rage” incident walked into District D-14 to report that the driver of the other vehicle had flashed a gun at him during an exchange of words. The victim stated that he was cut off by the operator of another vehicle while driving and called the number listed on the side of the truck to complain. The victim reported that the operator of the other vehicle answered the complaint line number on the truck and they exchanged some harsh words before he hung up. The victim reported that both cars continued to travel next to each other and when they stopped at a light at Market St. and Washington St. continued to exchange words. It was during this exchange that the victim reported that the operator of the other vehicle showed the victim a handgun and “racked it.”

A description of the suspect ’s motor vehicle along with the suspect was broadcast by the officer at the front desk, and a short while later the vehicle was observed traveling on Beacon St. and stopped by other officers. The victim responded to the scene and positively identified the motor vehicle and its driver. Suspect, Freddy Gerard, 51, of Watertown was arrested and charged with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Officers were unable to locate the described weapon when the suspect was stopped.
Not very smart to pull a gun a block from the D-14 police station...

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