Ugly: Road-raging tailgater shoots two in Oregon

Ugly: Road-raging tailgater shoots two in Oregon

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    Ugly: Road-raging tailgater shoots two in Oregon

    KGW News 8, Portland, Oregon

    Gunman on loose in road rage shooting

    03:53 PM PST on Tuesday, December 11, 2007

    By kgw.com and AP Staff

    ZIG ZAG, Ore. -- Two Gresham men were shot Monday night during a road rage incident as they drove home from a day of snowboarding, police said.

    The victims, 33-year-old Joseph Langley, and 32-year-old Joshua Gehrke , were driving home from Government Camp after a family snowboarding trip with Gehrke's nine-year-old son and his friend in the back of their van when the driver of another car began tailgating them.

    The two men pulled over to let that car pass, but the other car stopped as well.

    The two men got out of their van and confronted the tailgater, who police say then pulled out a gun and shot them.

    After getting shot, the men ran back to the van and began to drive away westbound for a short distance before stopping at the Lolo Pass Road intersection to call 9-1-1.

    The suspect also drove away, possibly westbound.

    Both victims were taken to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital with serious wounds, one via helicopter. By Tuesday afternoon, one of the men had been treated and released. The other remained in serious condition.

    The two nine-year-old boys were not injured.

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    The suspect was described as a white man in his 30s, who was wearing a baseball cap. His car was a dark-colored import, possibly a Toyota Camry. Police hope to have a better description later in the day.
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    The moral:

    Don't get out of the car and get into confrontations with random idiots on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson View Post
    The moral:

    Don't get out of the car and get into confrontations with random idiots on the road.
    "Wise advice, grasshopper!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson View Post
    The moral:

    Don't get out of the car and get into confrontations with random idiots on the road.
    Can't argue with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson View Post
    The moral:

    Don't get out of the car and get into confrontations with random idiots on the road.
    Bingo.

    When are people going to learn this?
    Even the pulling over was ill advised. just let dude pass or if it's single lane maintian legal and road conitions proper speed then when the road widens get over enough for him/her to pass and give you the finger.

    They had one ones own child and that of another person, who assumedly trusted them to be responsible acting persons, only to leave the two of them by the side of the road have whatever might happen happen over what...some words and a guy following too closely. :(

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    "Don't get out of the car and get into confrontations with random idiots on the road."

    Bingo!!! Refuse to play the idiot's silly game.

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    yep, they made a mistake giving up their mobility. I'm glad they're both alive. The proper way to deal with a tail-gater is to either move to the side to allow them to pass (but NOT stop) or drive to the nearest police station - chances are very good they will not follow.
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    I like to just let off of the accelerator and slowly lose speed until I'm going about 5-10 mph and then they can either pass or just be patient.

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    Well thats an eye opener huh?
    Never stop on the side of the road......

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson View Post
    The moral:

    Don't get out of the car and get into confrontations with random idiots on the road.
    Very well put.
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    Even coming down a mountainside, why in the world would ANYONE pull over and stop for a tailgater? Snowboarder does not equate stupidity, but these idiots probably need to put the bong down after a day on the slopes, especially with kids in the car. I'm not saying they deserved it, but stupid is as stupid does, Forrest.

    Next time, just hit the 'oil slick' button hidden underneath the gearshift knob and watch the a-hole slide over the guardrail to his foolish death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson View Post
    The moral:

    Don't get out of the car and get into confrontations with random idiots on the road.
    Point well taken!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
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    Stay armed...stay in your car...stay safe!
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