“The Florida Highway Patrol said Episcopal priest William Adams was driving a red Chevrolet Corvette when he attempted to brake check a Chevrolet Silverado pickup that he said was closely following his vehicle,” charlotteobserver.com reports. “Brake check”? Episcopal priest driving a little red Corvette? Can this story get any weirder? Of course . . .
The driver of the pickup attempted to go around Adams’ vehicle, prompting Adams to allegedly point a Glock 22 at the pickup, reported the web site ChristianToday.com.
Adams told investigators that the pickup drew alongside him and the passenger screamed at him and threw a soda at his car. He was arrested under a $15,000 bond, according to a web site for the Martin County jail . . .
Adams confirmed to troopers that he had a weapon, but said the gun was not loaded and had been kept under his passenger seat the entire time, reported the Asheville Citizens Times.
Who keeps an unloaded GLOCK 22 under the passenger seat of his ‘Vette? And if the religious leader didn’t wave his gat at the pickup, how did the driver and passenger know he had a gun?
Anyway, it’s a teachable moment. If you do get road raged, don’t pull your gun unless you’re facing an imminent, credible threat of grievous bodily harm or death. And probably not even then (driving away works well).
And if you are “forced” to show or point your pistol at an aggressor, get on the phone immediately, call the cops and report the incident. Amen.