Road rager tailgates then flashes pistol at 54-85


Fayetteville police are investigating an incident in which an unidentified man was riding the bumper of a motorist, then pointed a gun at the motorist while stopped at an intersection.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett said officers on Oct. 9 at approximately 7:32 p.m. were dispatched to the area of Redwine Road and Oakleigh Manor Drive in response to a domestic disturbance call.

Burdett said the officer met with the complainant, who reported traveling on Ga. Highway 92 North before turning onto Ga. Highway 85 North. Once on Hwy. 85 North, the complainant observed another vehicle speeding towards them and began to ride their bumper. The complainant stated that they tapped on the brakes to illuminate their brake lights, attempting to get the driver to back off of their bumper and not hit them. The complainant stated that the other driver moved into the left lane, so the complainant slowed down to avoid a confrontation.

The incident continued as both vehicles were stopped side by side at the intersection of highways 54 and 85.

“The complainant stated that they tried to show a gesture of curiosity as to why the male driver was driving erratically,” Burdett said. “However, the complainant stated that when they turned to look at the driver, the driver pointed a black gun directly at them by the passenger door. The complainant stated that by the time the driver attempted to call 911 the driver sped off.”

The driver, described as an older white male with a beard and driving a red SUV, was last seen driving toward Redwine Road after driving through the Kroger and Chick-fil-A parking lot.

The Fayetteville Police Criminal Investigation Division is pursuing all leads based on the information provided in the case.

In another incident, officers on Oct. 9 at approximately 9:01 a.m. responded to a burglary call in the area of Hwy. 314, near Lowe’s.

Burdett said the officer met with the complainant, who reported that earlier that morning they arrived at the location of the storage unit of their office. The complainant reported that a generator and toolbox containing tools were stolen.

The scene was turned over to the CID and Crime Scene Unit for further investigation.