A 41-year-old man, who was found with a gun, was arrested after police say he got out of his car and struck another car with a baseball bat during a road rage incident in Long Grove.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 4:45 p.m. Saturday to the area of Route 22 and Old McHenry Road in Long Grove for a traffic altercation in progress.
The victim, a 53-year-old man, reported he was confronted by a man, who cut the victim off in traffic and then struck his vehicle with a bat, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and spoke with the victim.
The victim said the man, later identified as Krzysztof Gut, 41, of Long Grove, was tailgating his vehicle while they traveled on Old McHenry Road.
Gut aggressively passed the victim and the two approached Route 22 where the light was red, Covelli said.
The victim pulled into the left turn and stopped in traffic. Gut allegedly exited his vehicle while armed with a bat.
Gut yelled for the victim to get out of the car so the two could “have at it,” Covelli said.
The victim refused to get out and Gut allegedly used the bat to strike the victim’s vehicle taillight, which caused the taillight housing to shatter.
The victim called 911 and Gut’s vehicle was spotted in the area of Cuba Road and Krueger Road in Kildeer.
Deputies stopped Gut and he was found to be in possession of a firearm without a valid concealed carry license, Covelli said.
Gut was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a firearm without a concealed carry license, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon during the commission of a crime, two counts of assault and criminal damage to property.
Deputies seized the firearm and placed it into evidence.
Gut appeared in first appearance court on Sunday and was released after prosecutors told the judge the charges against Gut were non-detainable under the Illinois SAFE-T Act.
Gut is scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday for a status of attorney hearing.