A Travis County man nearly got killed after flipping-off a driver on a busy Texas Highway. No one was injured during the event, but the angry driver was arrested and charged with aggravated assault using a deadly weapon.
Texas Highway Minor Traffic Violation Nearly Turned to Murder
According to the Travis County deputies, the events leading to 35-year-old Ernesto Molinary-Garcia’s arrest occurred on the Bee Caves Road on the 4th of January, at approximately 5 p.m. The victim, whose identity was not yet disclosed, recalled that he was just about to make a left turn when a speeding red car, went in front of him.
Avoiding a last-minute collision, the victim did the most sensible thing any seasoned driver would do in this sort of situation: he drove right next to Molinary-Garcia and flipped him off before driving away into the sunset.
Unfortunately, the Texas Highway flip-off didn’t end there. Enraged by the man’s rude gesture, Molinary -Garcia chased him down, drew out his gun and fire one shot towards him. Fortunately, the driver ducked just in time to avoid a tragedy.
The skeet-shooting gunman was later apprehended by the authorities. According to the authorities, when the officers approached Molinary -Garcia’s car, someone had rolled down the window and threw out a marijuana butt.
At the time of his arrest, Molinary – Garcia was with three other individuals inside the car. A close inspection revealed that the man was totting quite an arsenal, the officers discovering two handguns, including a 4mm caliber Glock 23.
The perpetrator told the authorities that he did not intend to kill the vehicle’s occupant and that he merely fired a warning shot, legal under the Licensed Handgun Carrier law. Moreover, according to Molinary-Garcia’s testimony, it was he who got cut while attempting to make a left turn and not the other way around.
The man is now in custody and charged with aggravated assault with a lethal weapon. A judge set Molinary-Garcia’s, the Texas Highway gunman, bond at $60,000.
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