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Steamed Suburbanites Bring Road Rage to D.C.

Will Washington's streets become a battleground for suburbanites with anger management issues? Consider the Silver Spring woman and Alexandria man who are in legal trouble after allegedly brandishing a knife and gun at each other, the Washington Post reports.

The fight the Post describes as "a dramatic dance of mutual road rage" started Saturday night on the Anacostia Freeway, when the woman, driving a RAV4, refused to allow the Virginia man and his Scion (!) to merge.

But things escalated quickly, according to police, with the woman waving a knife at him and him brandishing a gun right back. The two feuding drivers eventually put down their weapons and confronted each other on the side of the road, before being stopped by an off-duty Prince George's County police officer.

For a Scion driver, this Virginian was allegedly packing some serious heat:

Authorities said the man had a black .380 Smith & Wesson on the driver’s side floorboard of his vehicle and a black Glock 29 in the center console. Police said the Glock had an extended clip, and both were loaded.

The Virginia man has been charged with carrying a firearm in the District, while the Maryland woman has been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and simple assault, according to the Post.

Gun photo by Shutterstock

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  • noodlez

    I BELIEVE THAT IS A MANDATORY 5 YEAR SENTENCE????

    WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF HE GETS OFF WITHOUT A DAY IN JAIL.

  • Typical DC BS

    Sorry noodlez. She deserves just as much grief.

  • noodlez

    BRINGING A KNIFE TO A GUN FIGHT IS PUNISHMENT ENOUGH!

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