Police are investigating a road rage incident in Richmond after a video was posted on social media Tuesday showing a driver pointing a gun at a man and then speeding away.
The incident happened around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in the northbound lanes of Route 12 just north of Broadway Road in Richmond.
Bart Surroz, of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, posted the video on Facebook, which shows Surroz getting out of his car and walking up to a red Jeep Wrangler.
The driver, identified as Brian Schimian, of Richmond, is seen sitting in his car and pointing his concealed carry gun at Surroz. Schimian yells at Surroz to, “Get in your car.”
Schimian is seen speeding away in his Jeep from the scene. Schimian also posted video on Facebook Tuesday evening from his Jeep’s dashcam.
“All I did was get out of my car because he kept beeping at a dead stop. I thought I hit something or he was trying to alert me that I’m dragging something behind my car. I had no idea he was upset and angry with me,” Surroz said.
“I don’t even know why! He was just behind me holding on the horn so I got out in dead stop traffic trying to figure out what the heck is going on,” he added.
Richmond police were called but Surroz said that they did not arrest Schimian.
“They said because he has a concealed carry permit he was well within his rights to put the gun in my face because he told the cops that he was terrified of his life,” Surroz said.
Lake and McHenry County Scanner reached out to the Richmond Police Department who said that the incident is now under investigation and being reviewed by the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Police did not release any further information to Lake and McHenry County Scanner about the incident but said that more information is expected to be released Wednesday evening.