“A driver told officers that he was waiting in line for a car wash when the alleged suspect pulled up behind him and then cursed and honked at him,” seattlepi.com reports. The man slowly moved his BMW forward when the car behind him reportedly rear-ended him. The alleged victim approached the red Chevrolet Camaro behind him and knocked on the driver side window to talk to him, but the driver didn’t respond. He returned to his car to take pictures of the damage. The man then looked back at the Camaro and reportedly found the driver glaring at him and pointing a gun at him.” And then ran? Uh no . . .
He returned to his car and called police, he said.
Officers arrived, drew guns and demanded that the 40-year-old in the driver seat of a red Camaro (with a vanity plate reading, “DIRTBAG”) show his hands and exit the car, the incident report says.
Truth in advertising!
The man refused to leave the car, police say. Ultimately, one of the cops reportedly opened the driver side door and two officers pulled him from the vehicle. The man allegedly pushed and hit the officers pulling him out and tried to break out of their grip.
So far, so stupid. And then the perp went all Mel Gibson . . .
He then reportedly fell to the ground, threatening to kill the cops and issuing religious epithets about another man involved in the incident. An officer told the man he would use a Taser on him if he didn’t stop fighting, reports say; when the man continued to fight, a cop used the Taser, which subdued him.
Religious epithets? Go to hell? Apparently it was something serious. So serious he’s being charged with a hate crime! Don’t you hate it when that happens? Wait. Is it illegal to hate it when that happens?
I wonder if his lawyer will claim a First Amendment defense, and how long it took for prosecutors to check the perp’s Facebook page. Anyway, don’t be that guy. Obvs.