Miami, FL – A woman’s personal dashcam captured the moment an armed motorist pointed a gun at her during a heated road-rage incident late last week (video below).
The terrifying encounter occurred on June 23 near Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 90th Street in northwest Miami-Dade, WSVN reported.
The victim, who said she wanted to remain anonymous, said she was heading home from work when a driver in a blue Mitsubishi traveling in front of her repeatedly slammed on his brakes in an apparent attempt to get the attention of a woman who was nearby, according to the news outlet.
The woman stuck behind him in traffic said she finally honked her horn to get him to move along.
“What is that guy doing?” she was heard saying in the video recorded by her dashcam.
But instead of continuing on his way, the man continued his antics.
“He went ahead and accelerated again for the third time while he was still, like, looking out, looking at the girl, talking to her again, so I beeped at him again, like, ‘Dude, let’s go,’” the female driver told WSVN.
The woman said the second honk sent the man into a fit of rage.
“He actually stopped the car, he put it in park, and then came out and he was shouting,” she told WSVN.
“Go around!” the woman yelled back at the irate man, the video showed.
That’s when the man suddenly raised up his shirt, pulled out a handgun, and pointed it at her.
“He pulled out a gun at me!” she said as she sped off.
The woman didn’t call police, but she did call her husband, WSVN reported.
“I was shaken up,” she told the news outlet. “I called my husband, and he was like, ‘Just get home and get out of the area.’ And so, you know, once I got home, I was too nervous to do anything at that time.”
The woman finally went to report the incident to police the following day, WSVN reported.
She was shocked to learn that because she didn’t report the incident when it happened, it no longer reached the threshold of being an urgent matter.
“We were actually told that since we didn’t call 911 at that time, that it wouldn’t be considered an urgent matter, so that they would assign an officer to the case but it would be a few days, maybe five to 10 days,” she told WSVN.
The Miami-Dade Police Department confirmed on Sunday that an investigator has been assigned to the case and requested that anyone who has information about the suspect contact police.
The woman said she hoped the dashcam will help police find the suspect.
“For somebody that does something like that, I think that’s a dangerous thing because maybe this time he just pulled out the gun, but the next time he could actually shoot somebody,” she told WSVN.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below: