“‘Unfortunately I cannot say what was in Tammy’s mind,’ (police Lt. Ray Steiber) said. ‘Tammy is the victim.'” Yes, that’s true. The Tammy who Officer Steiber speaks of is Tammy Myers of Las Vegas who, along with her daughter, was stopped by another driver who then screamed at her in an apparent road rage incident last week. It’s what she did next that raises questions about her — and her 22-year-old son’s — actions. As foxnews.com reports, “Tammy Meyers had her teenage daughter run in the house to fetch her armed son, who then went with her as she drove to find the driver” . . .
Anyone see the problem here?
Steiber said the initial road rage incident happened while Tammy Myers drove slowly home from a school parking lot, where she had been teaching her teenage daughter to drive. The girl didn’t have a learner’s permit.
Steiber said the daughter told police a car sped up to them from behind and then pulled alongside. The daughter reached over from the passenger seat and honked the car horn at the car as it passed.
That’s when the other driver took exception, stopped his car in front of the Myers and let them know what he thought of their motoring skills. Myers then drove home, collected her son — along with his 9mm — and cruised the neighborhood in search of the other car.
“Mrs. Meyers (was) scared, but she’s upset,” Steiber said, adding that the intent appeared to be “so they can find who frightened them on the roadway.”
The obvious question being, to what end? A bad one, as it turned out. Ms. Myers and her pistol-packing son Brandon found the other car and its driver, who apparently followed them home. The police are still sorting out exactly what happened, but shots were fired by both parties.
Tammy Meyers was wounded in the head and died Saturday after being taken off life support at University Medical Center. … Tammy Meyers was behind her son, and Steiber said police don’t believe he was responsible for the fatal shot. … Husband Robert Meyers, who was in Southern California at the time of the shooting, said Friday that his son, Brandon Meyers, told him he believed there were three people in the car and his shots with a 9mm handgun hit the car at least once.
Do we really need to sum up here? Loading up the family car like a posse to go after a road rager isn’t a formula for happiness and success. The trouble with trouble is that when you go looking for it, sometimes you actually find it. As Brandon says in the video (click the image at the top to view it), he did what he did to protect his family and he had a reason. We’re sure he did. It’s just hard to come up with a good one.