Bizarre: Road Rage

Bizarre: Road Rage

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    Bizarre: Road Rage

    Angry Florida Driver Shoots Teen for Not Pulling Up at Stop Sign

    ODESSA, Fla. Authorities say a 34-year-old southwest Florida man shot a teenager in an apparent road rage incident and then killed himself.

    Pasco Sheriff's deputies say the unidentified driver got angry when a 17-year-old driver did not pull up far enough at a stop sign. The man shot the teen, hitting him twice in the leg. The shooter then turned the gun on himself, killing himself inside his car.

    Authorities do not believe the two knew each other before the shooting. The investigation continues. The teen was taken to the hospital. His condition is not known.
    I'm guessing that he lost his temper and killed himself when he returned to his senses and realized what he had done?

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    damn... over "not pulling up close enough to the stop sign". a responsible (seemingly) teen aged driver, gets shot for it.

    hope the teen is ok.
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    Sounds like he picked the wrong day to switch to decaf.

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    Apparently the guy was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had been set off by a fight with his girlfriend. I guess the good thing is he didn't kill anyone but himself, but this is the sort of stuff that makes it hard on everyone that enjoys the Second Amendment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal2310 View Post
    I'm guessing that he lost his temper and killed himself when he returned to his senses and realized what he had done?
    I'd guess he was simply a crazy person.

    Rational thinking people act rationally.
    Rational acting people don't get upset about folk not pulling all the way up to the line at a stop sign...never mind think to grab their gun and go approach and shoot said person not just once but twice in either leg.

    As well rational thinking and acting people don't place guns to their heads and do them self.

    Crazy.

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    Well, in this case the shooter had other serious issues BUT, FACT...there IS much hidden stress and anger festering inside of people in general "out there" in this goofy upside-down world.

    Try extra hard not to provoke it.

    So many folks are ready to explode over the slightest thing.

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    Another reason to be armed and alert...very alert.

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    A tragic event ! Another reason to have a firearm on you at all times.Talk about
    being at the wrong place at the wrong times.

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    Did the teen get out of his car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Well, in this case the shooter had other serious issues BUT, FACT...there IS much hidden stress and anger festering inside of people in general "out there" in this goofy upside-down world.

    Try extra hard not to provoke it.

    So many folks are ready to explode over the slightest thing.

    Well said................


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    Quote Originally Posted by puncho View Post
    Did the teen get out of his car?
    Makes you wonder how he got shot in the leg if he was in a car with the other car behind him
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