Posted Friday, January 11, 2013 --- 12:49 p.m.
Incident Report from the Madison Police Department:
Incident Type: Traffic incident/Road Rage
Incident Date: 01/09/2013 - 7:44 AM
Address: West Beltline Highway near Whitney Way
Suspect(s): Male, white, 40-50 years old, average build, driving a red, 2-door hatchback, possibly a Ford Fiesta.
Victim: Male, age 48, Middleton, WI
Details: A Middleton man, caught up in West Beltline rush hour traffic Wednesday morning, ended up the victim or road rage as another motorist pulled out a handgun and tried to cut the 48-year old off.
The victim said the other driver – who was directly behind him - became angry after he slowed down in an eastbound lane. He 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. 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. He 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.