Road rage incidents involve drivers with a gun
Road rage was taken to an unexpected new level on 2 separate occasions this week. Both cases involved an angry driver with a gun, according to Lieutenant Shelly Vander Veen. On Wednesday afternoon, September 5, following an episode of road rage near Indian Hill and Radcliffe, a driver claims he was followed to the Vons Shopping Center. He alleges he got out of the car to confront his pursuer, but was stopped short when the man pulled out a gun and asked if he had a problem. The driver backed away and apologized. The pursuer then drove off. The man with the gun is described as a white male, unshaven, wearing a white tank top. Officers were unable to locate him.
Claremont Police were notified of a similar road rage pursuit near Doane and Mountain avenues in Pomona Friday afternoon, September 7. The driver called the police claiming the man pursuing him was brandishing a handgun. Police caught up with the vehicles after the pursuit ended in a non-injury crash. A handgun was found in the driver’s side pocket of one of the vehicles. Pomona PD handled the arrest.
We will have more Claremont police blotter news in our Friday and Saturday editions.