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Man points gun at driver during road rage incident

Posted at 8:58 PM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 05:04:43-04

TULSA, Okla. -- A heated encounter between two drivers on a busy city street leads to one driver admitting to police he pulled out his gun and aimed it at the other driver. Police have been investigating for months whether or not to file charges.

“He just pointed a gun at me,'" Thomas Garrison says in the recorded video. 

This is how it starts. Garrison says it's all because of a small collision. 

"I was getting around the corner of my jeep just to take a look at it and before I could even do that, six or eight feet away, the window came down, pistol went out, finger on the trigger even and he said back off you’re threatening me and I’m in disbelief," he said. 

But that part was not in the recordings 2 Works for You have. 

“I just wanted to exchange insurance," Garrison said.

Garrison filed a police report. Homicide Detective Sergeant Dave Walker says the man in the truck does admit he pointed his gun. But also says the other driver blocked traffic. 

“When you're so mad that a guy pulls a gun on you you’re going to continue on over a minor traffic infraction?" Sgt. Walker said. "It doesn’t ring true to me.”

Sgt. Walker says the suspect does not have a concealed and carry license, but it’s legal to have a gun in your vehicle without a license as long as it’s not loaded. 

“You got adults misbehaving and I’m not saying you got one misbehaving more than the other," he said. 

Sgt. Walker watched the video. At one point he raised his eyebrows, but has come to a decision on whether to send charges should be sent to the DA's office. 

"If you want to put me on the spot right here right now, there are no charges it’s not going over," he said. "It’s just not. There’s no way I can prove if that the gun that was pointed at him was loaded.” 

Now, Garrison is speechless and hopes it doesn't happen to someone else. 

"I’m upset and I think most Oklahomans would be upset too that you can have a pistol pointed right at your face, a death threat right there and you get walked upon by your vehicle, saying he is going to shoot you a death threat right there," Garrison said. “I don’t know why there are no charges."

Sgt. Walker says if you get into a traffic incident, it’s best not to get out of your vehicle but to call the police and wait for them to arrive. 

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