Road Raging Florida Man Points Gun at a Mom and Her Son, Ends Up Accidentally Shooting Himself

Oh, Florida've done it again. Melissa Drake and her son said a man was driving erratically, brake-checking them and then they realized he was actually pointing a handgun at them. Apparently he didn't think the handgun was doing the trick, so he pulled out something even bigger:

Drake called 911, reported the driver's license plate, and told the operator what had happened.

While she was on the phone, Drake said the driver of the Mercedes backed his vehicle up in traffic and crossed several lanes. It wasn't that action that shocked her most, though. It was what she saw him holding.

"As we're going by, he has an assault rifle now following us," Drake said. "I saw the scope and I thought 'Oh my God.'"

They went in different directions, but just a few minutes later, police got another 911 call:

Gayle Sarceno described a man hopping on one leg after jumping out of his car at that intersection.

"He's spewing blood from his leg," Sarceno said. "He just drops, right there in the center lane."

Sarceno and another man began first aid on the driver.

"He said his name was Alex, that he'd shot himself in his car, and the bullet was still in there," Sarceno said. "[He said] the gun was still in the car."

Let's hope Alex gets some mental treatment at whatever Florida hospital is now recovering in.


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