Man catches road rage incident on camera

Road rage violence was caught on camera in Meriden on Tuesday.The suspect bashed a window, leaving the victim ...

Posted: Apr 18, 2018 3:40 PM
Updated: Apr 18, 2018 3:40 PM

Road rage violence was caught on camera in Meriden on Tuesday.

The suspect bashed a window, leaving the victim fearing for his life.

Many families were out walking at Hubbard Park, and they were put in danger because that was where the suspect got away.

He was speeding through the very narrow roads of the park, but police caught up with him moments later.

Vincent Rawlings vacuumed the evidence out of his car on Tuesday from his wild day on the roads in Meriden.

He said he was driving on Lewis Avenue, near the Meriden Westfield Mall when he passed a Jeep.

"He was driving slow and we were driving at normal speed," Rawlings said.

That may have upset the suspect because Rawlings said when they met at the upcoming red light, fury was unleashed.

"He rolled down his window and just started swearing and saying what I want to do and this. It scared me a little," Rawlings said.

Rawlings thought the encounter was over when he says the suspect took off, going through the red light.

The suspect pulled over at the next intersection, waiting for Rawlings to pass when the light turned green, he knew he was in store for more.

"I pulled out my phone because I was worried this guy may have a gun," Rawlings said.

Rawling's video paints a picture of what happened next.

"When he hit the window, it sounded like a gunshot, I told the officer he hit it with a gun," Rawlings said.

Police investigated and Rawlings said he learned the destruction didn't come from a gun, but rather a tire iron.

Rawlings then started to track the suspect but ended up losing him as he weaved through Hubbard Park.

"I tried to get the plate number so I went behind him, but he was driving like it was Grand Theft Auto," said Rawlings.

Later, police caught up with the suspect and charges were filed.

"I forgive him, just hope he understands he can't take his anger out on others," Rawlings said.

Rawlings drives a tractor-trailer for a living and he said in his years of driving, he never witnessed something like this, but said he's fine and is glad no children were in the car.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 807451

Reported Deaths: 15583
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2669886504
Riverside581781189
San Bernardino54386925
Orange530691214
San Diego46331775
Kern31865367
Fresno28199382
Sacramento22183406
Alameda21136406
Santa Clara21030311
San Joaquin20194441
Contra Costa16469205
Stanislaus16452351
Tulare15970263
Ventura12664150
Imperial11835317
San Francisco11076101
San Mateo9843150
Monterey980771
Santa Barbara9037113
Merced8872142
Kings763177
Sonoma7369122
Marin6694117
Solano630963
Madera448165
Placer356745
San Luis Obispo354429
Butte281944
Yolo279555
Santa Cruz23309
Sutter170511
Napa166913
San Benito134011
Yuba11537
El Dorado11094
Mendocino90818
Shasta80617
Lassen7400
Glenn5783
Tehama5465
Lake53911
Nevada5337
Colusa5296
Humboldt5017
Calaveras31714
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18715
Mono1652
Siskiyou1650
Del Norte1391
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc270
Trinity160
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 79°
Oroville
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 70°
Paradise
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 79°
Chester
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 52°
Red Bluff
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 81°
Willows
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 79°
A RED FLAG WARNING will be in place Saturday night through Monday evening due to strong winds and dry weather predicted.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events