Driving with a bowl of oatmeal sounds safe...
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IMHO, the CHL holder made several mistakes including chasing the guy down, stopping vehicles with the guy, getting out of his car, getting out with his gun drawn.....
May be more to the story but anyway....
A grand jury will decide whether charges should be filed in a road rage case that involved one man tossing a bowl of oatmeal at another man who had pulled a pistol, Texas City police said.
The incident happened about 9 a.m. Monday on state Highway 146 near Loop 197 in Texas City.
A 49-year-old man and his wife were driving northbound on state Highway 146 in their red Mercedes, while their 20-year-old daughter followed in a black Mercedes, according to police reports.
The father reported looking in his rearview mirror and noticing a man in a white Chevy pickup too close to his daughter’s car.
The father told police he saw the truck driver flailing his arms in an “agitated state,” Capt. Brian Goetschius said.
The father pulled over to the side of the road, as did his daughter. The driver of the truck kept going, but the father gave chase.
“There was evidentially some swerving between the two vehicles, and the two exchanged words and were cussing at each other,” Goetschius said.
The two men pulled over near the Highway 146 overpass at Loop 197, where both got out of the car.
The driver of the truck got out first and had a bowl of oatmeal in his hand, according to police records.
The driver of the Mercedes grabbed his pistol and confronted the driver of the truck.
“Fearing for his safety, (the driver of the truck) tossed his bowl of oatmeal at (the man with the gun) to distract him and get away,” said Goetschius, reading from the police reports.
During the argument, Pct. 5 Constable Mike Montez drove up and took the pistol away from the 49-year-old Texas City man, who police confirmed had a concealed handgun permit.
Initially, the gun owner was arrested but was not charged. After spending the morning in jail, he was released with no charges.
Goetschius said the case would be referred to a grand jury to determine whether any charges would be filed.
"He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." - Leonardo da Vinci
Driving with a bowl of oatmeal sounds safe...
I don't know, but I hear that oatmeal can be deadly.
This gun owner is wrong on many fronts...chasing and continuing the incident doesn't sound like he was in fear of his life to me.
I'd say that the gun toter is in for some 'rough road' ahead.OMO
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Plenty of stupidity to go around.
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Grand jury may indite the idiot,your suppose to try to deescalate a situation,not chase a vehicle you feel was tailgating your daughter,
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As usual, only one side of this story from the police report. As I read the story I noted that the father was driving a red mercedes and the daughter followed in a blackmercedes. The guy in the truck was following his daughter too closely and flailing his arms in an "agitated state" as seen through the fathers rear view mirror. Pretty hard to flail your arms eating a bowl of oatmeal while driving I would bet. Since both the father and daughter (didn't catch her age) were driving mercedes seems the father may have more than just a little $$$$$$. Bet nothing ever comes of it. Just my .02.
The last time my father and I was driving together and someone tailgated my father we both slowed down and did a rolling roadblock on the interstate doing 60 in a 70 MPH zone until are exit. No pistols were drawn and no oatmeal was thrown lol.
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Too many people with hot tempers. My hunch is that the guy with the oatmeal caused a problem
but dad finished it in an entirely inappropriate manner. Dads have a way of doing that when
their daughters are being threatened in some manner.
The prosecutor and Grand Jury will somehow have to sort it all out.
Good thing the LEO showed up and put a stop to the multiple acts of stupidity.
When the guy in the truck went on it should have been end of story.
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The bounty of stupidity traced back to its seed: "...the father gave chase."
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Maybe they were steel-cut oats. They'd offer a fiber-packed punch!
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