Driver receives death threat after road rage incident, police say


Two people in a car had a scare Monday night when police say a man pointed a gun at them in a fit of road rage.

Police say the man, identified as Gregory London, thought someone hit his car on Hawthorne road.

“They in fact did not hit the vehicle, but instead he pulled up behind him, followed them for a while, then pulled up next to him and displayed a hand gun and verbally threated them,” says Ofc. Ben Tobias, the Gainesville Police Department’s spokesman.

That’s when the driver went into action—after calling 911, they then drove to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office nearby, and London drove away.

“Anytime you find yourself in a situation like this, I know it’s easy to say ‘don’t get involved in a road rage incident’ because your emotions get so high, but these people did the right thing,” Ofc. Tobias.

Turns out, London was a convicted felon and, police say, a gang member.

London is now in the Alachua County Jail for two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and threat to a public servant.

“Not everyone has a sheriff’s office around them like these folks, but if you feel threatened, go to a safe place and call 911,” says Ofc. Tobias.

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