A road rage incident in Florida escalated into a driver pointing a gun at another driver and landing a Georgia man in jail Wednesday.
23-year-old Daniel Schmidt is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, according to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim told deputies he was driving west on Emerald Coast Parkway when Schmidt cut him off and began brake-checking him.
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As he sped up to get around Schmidt he says Schmidt pointed a handgun at him and made “aggressive” movements. The victim went to a safe area and called the OCSO, describing the weapon and providing a license plate number.
A deputy spotted and detained Schmidt near his vehicle in the parking lot of a Destin hotel. The firearm was still on him.
The victim identified Schmidt as the driver and also identified the weapon.
If you encounter an aggressive driver, we recommend you don’t challenge them, avoid eye contact and rude gestures, get a description of their car and license plate number if possible, and contact your nearest local law enforcement agency to report the driver.