Police investigating case of Cornelius road rage

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CORNELIUS - After more than a week, a Cornelius family is still hoping for an arrest in a road rage case. 

"It was definitely a little bit of a scary situation," Stephen Newsome said.

He says he, his wife and their two children were driving on Interstate 77 south one night just over a week ago, and traffic was backed up in the left lane so his wife switched to the right lane, passing a man in a tan SUV.

That seemed to upset the driver, who then got behind the family’s silver Acura and started following it. The family says he trailed them all the way home despite their efforts to shake him.
 
Once home, the family quickly got out of the car and into the house.  They say seconds later, the man pulled into their driveway.
 
"My dad said ‘get out of here’ and the man just started laughing," said 13-year-old Hunter Newsome.
 
"He did say he would come back and he rolled his window down and kind of made a gesture either with a pistol in his hand or just pointing a finger," the father said.  "To me and my son, it looked like he pulled a pistol out of his glove box and was aiming it at us."
 
The man left and the family called police, who are now looking for the driver.
 
"Because he pointed a gun at me and my dad, and I don't think that was right," the son said.

The heads of the neighborhood association are checking to see if surveillance cameras captured video of the threatening driver that they can give to police.

Police investigating case of road rage

 

After more than a week, a Cornelius family is still hoping for an arrest in a road rage case.  

 

"It was definitely a little bit of a scary situation," Stephen Newsome said.

 

He says he, his wife and their two children were driving on Interstate 77 south one night just over a week ago, and traffic was backed up in the left lane so his wife switched to the right lane, passing a man in a tan SUV.

 

That seemed to upset the driver who then got behind the family’s silver Acura and started following them. The family says he trailed them all the way home despite their efforts to shake him.

 

Once home the family quickly got out of the car and into the house.  They say seconds later the man pulled into their driveway.

 

"My dad said get out of here and the man just started laughing," said 13 year old Hunter Newsome.

 

"He did say he would come back and he rolled his window down and kind of made a gesture either with a pistol in his hand or just pointing a finger," the father said.  "To me and my son it looked like he pulled a pistol out of his glove box and was aiming it at us."

 

The man left and the family called police who are now looking for the driver.

 

"Because he pointed a gun at me and my dad and i don't think that was right," the son said


The heads of the Neighborhood association are checking now to see if surveillance cameras captured video of the threatening driver that they can give to police.