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VIDEO: Man Captured On Video Throwing Hammer At Another Driver In Act Of Road Rage

King County, WA – Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man who threw a hammer at the windshield of another vehicle during a road rage fit caught on video (video below).

The incident occurred on July 27 in King County when the driver of a Jeep began honking at the driver of another vehicle at the merge onto the NE 145th St on-ramp to Interstate 5, according to a post on the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) official Facebook page.

The sheriff’s department said the vehicle the Jeep was honking at took the Ballinger Way exit to avoid a confrontation.

But the Jeep followed the other car off the freeway.

Dashcam video from that car showed the Jeep raced ahead of it and then stopped and blocked the roadway.

Then the driver of the Jeep got out of his car and threw a large metal hammer at the car’s windshield.

The hammer struck the windshield and broke it, the dashcam video showed.

The video showed the hammer-thrower watched for a second to make sure the hammer hit its target before he turned and got back into his Jeep and drove away from the scene.

King County detectives investigated and identified the driver of the Jeep, according to the post on the sheriff’s department’s Facebook page.

It turned out that the driver who threw the hammer had already been apprehended in Snohomish County on multiple unrelated felony charges three days after the road rage incident after he fled deputies in that jurisdiction.

“It’s easy to find – and charge – a suspect when they are already jail,” KCSO wrote. “Charges are pending in Shoreline, but once filed our hammer-thrower should be off our roads for some time.”

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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