Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan - email
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield police are investigating a bizarre case of road rage in which the aggressive driver claimed she was a cop.
It happened in a quiet neighborhood near Hull Street Road.
The victim told police the aggressive driver, described as a woman in her 50's, threatened to get physical and then said she was a police officer.
People who live in the Ashbrook community say they're not surprised by the road rage and have already seen their share of aggressive drivers.
Horn honking triggered the road rage Wednesday evening on Featherchase drive.
Police say the victim saw another driver run a stop sign and laid on the horn - setting in motion a heated exchange. The aggressive driver tailgated the victim and at one point got out of her car when both vehicles came to a stop.
The victim told police the woman threatened to hurt her.
Police say the woman then claimed she was a cop but refused to show identification.
"It doesn't surprise me because people are always in a hurry and things escalate at the smallest thing," said resident Kent Lovvorn.
"When you have the kids running around and also the dogs and everything the last thing you need is somebody speeding up to injure anybody," said another resident Amrah O'Donnell.
O'Donnell says the neighborhood already has a problem with speeders. For that reason, she and others have the Chesterfield police non-emergency number plugged into their cell phones.
"What we've been told to do is copy down the license plates let them take them take charge of it we're not vigilantes," said O'Donnell.
Experts say it's best to try to avoid any confrontation with aggressive drivers. If they do follow you, don't drive home - drive to a police station to report it.
If you have information in this particular case, call Crime Solvers at 748-0660.