SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - A lesson for others from a road rage incident in Sandy Springs which landed a couple of brothers behind bars.
The road rage occurred around 5:30 Monday afternoon when Sandy Springs Police said a 22-year-old woman on Roswell Road near Interstate 285 inadvertently cut off another car. When both vehicles stopped Sgt. Sam Worsham said three men made their exit.
“Three men got out of the car began beating on the windows beating on her car. One of the males produced a handgun pointed it at her. At that point she feared for her life and drove away,” said Sgt. Worsham.
He said the terrified woman called 911, prompting a quick response from police who stopped the car near Express Oil Change on Roswell Road.
Two of the men in the car were apprehended on the spot.
The manager of Express Oil Change, who didn’t want to go on camera, told FOX 5 News he spotted the third man hiding in these bushes and alerted police who arrested the man.
Sgt. Worsham said officers recovered two weapons, one stolen from DeKalb County.
He said it’s fortunate the road rage incident didn’t escalate any further.
“It could have turned deadly and we’re fortunate that there were no injuries and that it did not go any worse than it did,”’said Sgt. Worsham.
Police arrested 17-year-old Tavarous Hodges for disorderly conduct, 18-year-old Tyler Stanley for theft by receiving and aggravated assault and his 24-year-old brother Dewane Stanley for disorderly conduct.
Dewayne Stanley was turned over to Atlanta Police on a previous warrant.
This road rage case police is a reminder for others.
“Sometimes you might get cut off. You can’t take it personally. Maybe count to ten before you act,” said Sgt. Worsham.
Thomas Hiott, a motorist who travels the area regularly told FOX 5 News it’s important to be cautious when it comes to road rage.
“You don’t know what the other person has you don’t know what their state of mind is, you gotta be careful,” said motorist Thomas Hiott.
FOX 5 News checked with the Fulton County Jail where records show Tyler Stanley and his brother Dewayne Stanley were still behind bars as of late Friday night.