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Man arrested for pulling gun during road rage incident in Buffalo Grove

Ariel David, 34, of Buffalo Grove.

A 34-year-old man has been charged after police said that he pulled a gun on someone after a road rage incident in Buffalo Grove.

Ariel David, 34, of Buffalo Grove, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, a Class A misdemeanor.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department said that officers responded to a call of a man with a gun in the 1200 block of Farnsworth Lane around 3 p.m. Monday.

Police said that the caller told them he had followed a vehicle to a home in the 1200 block of Farnsworth Lane after a road rage incident. The caller said that David had displayed an offensive hand gesture towards him while they were driving near Freemont Way and Arlington Heights Road.

“Upon coming to a stop at what was later determined to be David’s residence, David retrieved what was described as a small, black pistol from a vehicle parked in his garage. The gun was displayed toward the victim, who immediately called 911,” the Buffalo Grove Police Department said.

David, who has a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card and a concealed-carry license, was taken into custody without incident. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charge against David, and he was released on his own recognizance.

David is scheduled to appear in court on February 4.

Sam Borcia

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
Sam has been with Lake and McHenry County Scanner since 2012 as a senior news editor helping cover breaking news for Lake County and McHenry County. He also regularly contributes photographs of news scenes for the Lake County area.
Sam Borcia


  1. Kim Kim January 17, 2019

    I’m sorry but person followed him to his house because the guy flipped him off?!?!?! I probably would have pulled out my gun too if someone had followed me home. He shouldn’t have been arrested. The other guy should have been charged. Ugh

  2. Bruce Wayne-Gacy Bruce Wayne-Gacy January 17, 2019

    This is ridiculous! Some creep follows a man all the way to his private home. The man feels threatened for his life and gets his gun. Then the perpetrator calls 911 after stalking the poor man, and reports to the police that a gun was pulled on him after he creepily stalked and followed this person to their private residence. Then the man defending himself gets in trouble for this?

    I would do the same thing if some creepy stranger followed me to my place of residence and I felt threatened. How do I know that man doesn’t have a gun or that he’s not going to try to harm me or **** me? I probably would have called 911 myself to report the stalker following me, but we don’t know the situation or if the man being followed had his cell phone on him or not, or if the battery was dead.

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