Watch How a Driver Escapes a Terrifying Encounter With an Angry Pickup Truck Owner

A driver was minding his business while crossing an intersection correctly when a pickup truck owner decided to ignore traffic rules and got in front of him. Instinctively, the driver who was in the right honked. That’s when the other person stopped, jumped out of their vehicle, and pulled out an object that allegedly looked like a weapon. It all unfolded in East Oakland. Here’s what you need to know.
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Driving can be stressful at times. That’s why it’s recommended to take a break occasionally. Otherwise, nerves stretched to the maximum can create unwanted circumstances. A recent example comes from Oakland.

A dashcam video recording shows what could be considered an unfortunately common occurrence in many parts of the globe. Someone is impatient and ignores traffic lights to reach their destination faster causing all kinds of problems to other traffic participants.

In this case, a pickup truck driver got in front of someone ready to keep moving on after the light turned green. The other person started honking which possibly angered the man behind the wheel of the pickup truck. They stop, jump out of the vehicle, and, as the video down below shows, walk menacingly toward the man who submitted the footage to ABC7. When they get close enough, an object can be spotted in their hands.

The other driver’s fight-or-flight instinct might’ve kicked in because he immediately accelerates to leave the scene. But a whip-like snap is heard right as he leaves the pickup truck behind him. There’s also a metal clunk sound produced which can be listened to in the video.

The victim claims the other driver allegedly discharged a firearm which put a hole into his vehicle. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

The surprising thing, however, is that a Police report couldn’t be filed with ease. The alleged victim claims he “called two, three times” but was unable to help the officers kickstart an investigation.

In a response to ABC7, the Police say there was a report filed. Unfortunately, it is deemed incomplete. But further inquiries are going to be made soon.

The man now says he isn’t going to honk as much anymore since he is concerned about his safety.

Road rage incidents can lead to serious consequences for those found guilty. But this pickup truck driver didn’t care about the law and it looks like they acted solely on emotion. Now authorities have to investigate if they want to find out what happened between the two.

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