An enraged driver terrorized a Canadian family with a chainsaw in an act of road rage caught on camera, CBC News is reporting.
Karine Cyr, a passenger in the car her husband was driving, says that the driver cut them off around 7:00 p.m. Sunday, and then continued driving erratically. Her husband, Alexandre Hermenier, followed the man, hoping to get his license plate number and then call the police.
The driver led the couple to a dead-end street, then parked his car so as to block the couple’s escape. He then grabbed a chainsaw and approached the diver’s side window while Cyr filmed. Two screaming children can be heard in the background.
“In the heat of the moment, I kept filming…. As a mother, I got very angry. I said, ‘Before threatening my children, come and see me.’ I think the man noticed that, first of all, I caught it all on video, and he could see on my face that I was terrorized and he saw me call the police.”
He then returned to his minivan and drove away, accelerating quickly towards the family’s car and forcing them to swerve to avoid being hit, according to Fox News.
Cyr posted the video on her Facebook page, and within hours the video of the chainsaw attack went viral, garnering over 600,000 views by Monday evening. Police used the footage to identify and arrest the 37-year-old man, who faces a variety of charges, including armed aggression.
Karine admits that following the crazed driver was a mistake.
“Everyone will react differently, but I would like to say that if you see dangerous driving, do not follow the driver — the mistake that we made with two children in the back seat. We regret it tremendously. If it happens to you, pull over and just call police.”
The chainsaw-weilding road rage driver in this video has been identified by CTV News as Manuel Delisle.
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