Lothian, MD ( Arundel.news & AAFA) - Investigators are asking for the public's help to identify a man who is sought for questioning in a strange case of road rage. According to witnesses, the man was agitated over a work crew that slowed down his commute on the morning of 4/15 around 9:40 A.M. The victim, reportedly a male Maryland State Highway worker, was allegedly approached by a white male in a black pick up truck who was upset that the work truck was blocking one lane of traffic. The bright yellow work truck was following three females who were busy picking up garbage from Route 4 near Southern Maryland Boulevard. Police say the truck was in the fast lane with a lit arrow directing traffic to use the slow lane to pass safely. The driver of the pickup reportedly pulled up alongside the work vehicle and began threatening the SHA worker as he waved a handgun around inside his truck. A release from Anne Arundel County Police states that the suspect did not point the gun at the victim, but the incident is still considered a weapons violation. The suspect described as a white male with short brown hair, aged 25-35 years old. The suspect vehicle is a black truck of unknown make and model. He was last seen traveling north on Route 4. If you have any information about the suspect or this incident call Southern District at 410-222-1960 or you can call the Tipline and remain anonymous at 410-222-4700. Read the official release of information from the Anne Arundel County Police below.
Weapons Violation / Lothian
On April 15, 2021 at approximately 9:41 a.m. Southern District officers responded to Northbound Route 4 and Southern Maryland Boulevard in Lothian for a report of an armed subject with a gun. The victim/reporting person is an employee with the State Highway Administration who was blocking the fast lane of northbound route 4 with his yellow work truck. The truck had the illuminated arrow sign board directing vehicles into the slow lane while he followed three female workers who were collecting trash from the roadway in front of the SHA vehicle. The victim stated a white male in a black pick-up truck stopped in lane 2 beside his SHA vehicle and began threatening him and yelling at him to get out of the road. The suspect then produced a small black handgun and waved it around inside his own vehicle. The suspect never directly pointed the gun at the victim, however it was displayed for the SHA employee to see the weapon. The suspect was last seen driving north on route 4. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the suspect. Southern District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to call 410-222-1960 or call the Tipline and remain anonymous at 410-222-4700.
Suspect: White male, 25-35 years of age, short brown hair, driving a black unknown model pick-up truck, unknown registration