Are you the kind of self-righteous pedestrian who stares down drivers who block the crosswalk? Have you ever called an aggressive driver a “douchebag” who needs to “slow the hell down”? Have you ever thrown your latest issue of the New Yorker at a car that nearly ran you over within a designated crosswalk?
I’ll admit I’ve done all of the above. And it’s stories like this one that make me think I should probably relax:
According to Prince William County Police, there was an altercation last Wednesday between a mother-son shopping duo and a couple inside a car in the parking lot outside the Burlington Coat Factory in Potomac Mills Mall. The car, which had a woman behind the wheel and a man in the passenger seat, nearly hit the 15-year-old boy and his mother. Words were exchanged between the two parties. Then the man in the passenger seat pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the mother and son. Argument over.
The couple is wanted for “brandishing.” They are both described as white and somewhere between the ages of 50 and 55. The car was a circa-1995 black Honda Civic with visible damage to the passenger side of the hood.
Perhaps the dents are from the body of the last person who told them to watch where they’re going?