Caught on camera: Driver points gun at biker

Posted at 2:19 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 17:43:30-05

A Las Vegas man spoke about one of the scariest encounters of his life -- having a gun pointed at him at a stoplight.

Video of the confrontation, 3:30 in length and captured on a GoPro camera, shows a group of bikers riding down Boulder Highway. It appears the driver of a red truck flips off the bikers after one of the bikers went off into the dirt road. Then, the man behind the camera confronts the people inside the red truck by tapping on the passenger side window. This is when things escalate.

Three men inside the truck can be heard yelling explicit words. The driver of the truck waves and points his gun directly at the biker.

The biker can be heard saying, "Take it easy. I didn't do anything!"

The confrontation goes on for about a minute and a half.

"This was literally the first and last time that I will ever go up to somebody's window and confront them," the biker told KTNV in Las Vegas. "I could have ended up dead. I have a wife and kids that I want to come home to."

The unidentified man goes on to say he understands he was in the wrong as well.

"I don't know what I was doing," he said. "I don't know what I was thinking. I was freaking out. The takeaway from this is, the fact that you should never go up to anybody's vehicle because at the end of the day, you never know who you're going to deal with. No matter how big and bad you are or how much weight you lift, there's always somebody that's bigger and 'badder' than you are that will put you in your place real quick."

Henderson police say that the driver who pointed a gun at the motorcyclist has been identified and is cooperating with the police.

According to the Henderson Police Department, the driver gave his version of the story to police on Tuesday morning. He was not questioned and no charges have been filed at this time.

The police department is working with the district attorney's office to determine if charges should be filed. The name of the driver was not released.