A Richmond man has been arrested and charged after he pointed a gun at a man during a road rage incident in Richmond, police said.

Brian Schimian, 41, of Richmond, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct and reckless driving.

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 a video on Facebook, which shows Surroz getting out of his car and walking up to a red Jeep Wrangler.

Schimian is seen sitting in his Jeep 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 they did not initially arrest Schimian. After video surfaced of the incident on Facebook, police said they were investigating. The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charges Thursday and Schimian was taken into custody.

Schimian possessed a valid FOID card and a valid Illinois Concealed Carry License, police said.

“The Richmond Police Department reminds all drivers to follow the rules of the road, and to report reckless driving by calling 911, when it is safe to do so,” Richmond Police Chief Ciro Cetrangolo said.

Richmond police will be conducting increased patrols and enforcement targeting aggressive and reckless driving, with a focus of the downtown Richmond area, Cetrangolo added.

11 replies on “Richmond man who pointed gun during road rage incident arrested, charged, police say”

  1. THE GUY IN HIS MOMS LITTER COOPER TRIED TO ACT TOUGH BY GETTING HIS ASS OUT OF THE CAR FOR NO REASON AND THEN HAS THE NERVE TO PLAY VICTIM WHEN HE REALIZES HE MIGHT GET HIS ASS BLOWN OFF THEN CRIES TO FACEBOOK ABOUT HIS BITCH SELF TRYING TO ACT HARTD AND THE MAN IN THE JEEP GETS ARRESTED??? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING I WOULD HAVE PULLED THE TRIGGER ON THE ACCOUNT OF HIS DUMBASS CHARGING MY VEHICLE. IF HE WAS SO CONCERNED WHY THE FUCK DID HE NOT EVEN LOOK AT HIS VEHICLE AFTER EXITING THE CAR. EXACTLY THESE COPS ARE A FUCKING JOKE. SHOULD HAVE SHOT HIS ASS! JUST SAYING. YOU DONT LIKE MY COMMENT THEN TALK TO THE DUMBASS COPS ON THIS ONE!!!

    1. Agreed, he got out with the camera recording, if there was not a prior engagement with the Jeep driver you would not normally do that, especially if you just thought he was trying to warn you about something..there is a part of this story that is not being told. That being said, the Jeep driver over reacted and was just swinging his CCL balls around, he was drawn before there was recognition of a threat. Something happened before this they are bot being coy about.

    2. Just a friendly reminder to everyone who reads ADAM’s post. While it is healthy for you to have conversations ABOUT mental illness, it’s not necessarily healthy for you to have conversations WITH mental illness.

      Please keep that in mind before replying to a pretty severe case of it. Thanks.

    3. READ THE ARTICLE AGAIN – Dashcam from jeep clearly shows driver of jeep speeding 20 mph above limit in a school zone and disobeying two stop signs and when he approaches the grey car you can clearly see the traffic ahead of the car is stopped and backed up because of the red light at the rt 12 / rt 173 intersection and this is why he got out of the car >>> “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.

  2. Agreed, he got out with the camera recording, if there was not a prior engagement with the Jeep driver you would not normally do that, especially if you just thought he was trying to warn you about something..there is a part of this story that is not being told. That being said, the Jeep driver over reacted and was just swinging his CCL balls around, he was drawn before there was recognition of a threat. Something happened before this they are bot being coy about.

  3. Just a friendly reminder to everyone who reads ADAM’s post. While it is healthy for you to have conversations ABOUT mental illness, it’s not necessarily healthy for you to have conversations WITH mental illness.

    Please keep that in mind before replying to a pretty severe case of it. Thanks.

  4. You can’t pull a gun on people for that! I don’t care what happened! If this guy got out with a pipe and busted out BOTH of your headlights, you can’t pull a gun on him for that either! You can’t pull a gun on people for breaking your shit! Now when he gets to the drivers window and breaks that, your life may be in danger! It’s justified to shoot! At no point in either video I have watched, was Jeep boys life threatened. HE should be arrested! It’s idiots like this that think a CCW is some sort of a license to kill, that ruin 2nd amendment rights for everyone! Another fucking cowboy that thinks he can do whatever he wants! Guess what? He went to jail for it! POORLY TRAINED TO SAY THE LEAST! His life was NEVER threatened in either video! And yeah the guy that got out of his car was equally STUPID! This guy had a gun! Both of them should be sharing the same cell in jail!

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