This morning, I was driving my usual route to work on Normandie Ave. Before Beverly Blvd, a maniac driver in a dark green Land Rover was speeding back and forth between slower cars. At one point, he almost changed lanes into a parked car! I did nothing, except to pray for everyone else’s safety in the wake of his path.
When he got a car ahead of me, he cut off a BMW in front of me and got honked at. The Land Rover stopped at the intersection of Normandie Ave and 2nd St, while the light was still green. I had to stop right behind the BMW and watch the driver of the Land Rover got out of his SUV and proceed to yell profanities at the driver of the BMW, right at the driver’s side window. (My window was up, so I couldn’t hear what he yelled.)
He was a Caucasian with brown hair, wearing black sunglasses, in his mid-20s. It was probably 5-10 seconds of ferocity. Then, he got back into his SUV — but not before giving the finger — and sped away.
One witness was a pedestrian at the crosswalk and the rest were drivers. I couldn’t see the license plate of the Land Rover, especially because at the incident, the BMW was immediately behind him. At Normandie Ave and 3rd St, he went into the small shopping plaza to turn right, instead of waiting at the red light.
I wished I had a telephoto lens on my camera. Maybe I could’ve gotten out of my car while he was stopped to take a picture. I know I could’ve taken a picture while he was yelling at the guy, but I just couldn’t believe what was happening.
I dialed “911” and almost pressed “Send,” but I couldn’t do it. I didn’t have enough information. I’m not sure if the BMW got his license plate, or even called the police. I wonder if anybody did.
What do you do?