Police seek identity of man in alleged road-rage incident
After a man allegedly held a handgun out of his truck window and pointed it at another motorist Monday morning, Conewango Township Police are looking for help in finding him.
According to police, a 72-year-old man contacted police Monday to report a road rage incident.
The man said he and his wife were in their vehicle, driving north on Preston Run Road at about 7:30 a.m.
They reported they were behind a older, red compact pick-up truck with a steel flat bed, that was going between 12 and 15 miles per hour, police said.
“Having a clear view ahead, victim attempted to pass the truck,” police said. The driver of the truck “swerved and blocked the roadway.”
The second time he tried to pass, the other driver swerved again, “almost striking victim’s vehicle,” police said. The man swerved away and his vehicle left the road and began to slide sideways.
“Victim was then able to pass the red truck and was tailgated,” police said.
The driver is described as a white male, possibly in his 20s, with a mustache and multiple tattoos on his left arm.
The other driver saw his arm because he allegedly held it out the window and pointed a dark-colored handgun, “possibly a revolver,” at the victim’s car and yelling for him to pull over, according to police.
The victim continued down Follett Run Road, and through the red light “fearing for his life and that of his wife,” turning north on Route 62, police said. “The red truck also went through the red light and followed the victim.”
After he lost sight of the red truck, the victim turned on Route 957, ending the incident.
Anyone with information about the red truck, the identity of the driver, or who observed the incident, is asked to contact Conewango Township Police at 726-0725.