Menacing behavior from motor vehicle users is something that happens all too often. It can take many forms and has varying levels of severity — from annoying and almost comical (like yelling, revving an engine or “rolling coal“) to serious and life-threatening behaviors like aggressive passing and throwing objects at another person.
Reader Jason K. just shared his experience. And we’re sorry to report it was the latter. Jason says he was passed so closely by a man driving a car that the rear-view mirror might have made contact. After that unsettling experience, Jason caught up to the man at a train crossing, tapped on his window, and tried to talk with him. It went downhill from there. Fast.
It all happened this past Saturday afternoon at the intersection of SE 11th and Division.
Jason shared a video with us that was taken by someone in a car who saw the situation unfold.
Here’s the video, followed by excerpts from an email Jason shared with us (emphases mine):