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Video: Racist, Road-Raging D-Bag Flips Out In Middle Of 110 Freeway
A dashcam captured a video of a driver experiencing a scary case of road rage on the 10 and 110 freeways.
Reddit user affirmativeuncertain posted that this incident on the 10 East and 110 North freeways happened on Friday. He said that before the video started, the driver with Illinois license plates was "cutting people off and driving recklessly." He cut affirmativeuncertain several times throughout the video and brake checks him. While still on the 10 Freeway, he chucks a can at his car and hurls insults any time the two cars get close to each other. Affirmativeuncertain does try to give the car distance, but the other driver changes lanes, speeds up and slows down.
The road rage incident culminates in a confrontation on the 110 Freeway through downtown. The driver with the Illinois plates blocks affirmativeuncertain's car right in the middle of gridlock, gets out of the car and runs up to his window and screams at him and knocks his window. Then he turns and gets back into his car and then nearly runs a mini Cooper off the road.
Affirmativeuncertain writes that even though the driver was acting like a jerk to all sorts of people on the freeway that day, he believes that he bore the brunt of his road rage because of his race: "He then pulled up alongside me, saw that I was asian, and started to target me."
On the 10/110 interchange, the Illinois plates driver leans out his window a couple of times and pulls on the corner of his eyes—apparently to mock the Reddit user for being Asian. Even though you can't really hear the insults in the video, the victim describes them this way: "The usual asian insults. It made me sad how unoriginal they were."
Affirmativeuncertain says that he called 9-1-1 during the incident, and that he has contacted the CHP.
UPDATE 4:30 pm: The victim, who asked to remain anonymous, told LAist he says that he has not heard back from the CHP yet but he provided a couple more details about what happened that weren't apparent from the video.
The other driver yelled things like "go back to asia," "fuck you, asian," "I'll fuck you up" and "get out and fight me."
You can see the other driver throw an energy drink can at the 2:27-minute mark, and he sent us this photo of the damage you see at right. But the victim said he also threw a soda with some liquid still left in it into his car at the 1:55-minute mark, which ended up soaking his things. The driver also threw a water bottle into his car at the 6:56-minute mark.
He told LAist a little bit more about what happened before the video started: "Prior to what you see on the youtube video was him weaving in between lanes and cutting people off. At the time, my window was open and the traffic had stopped, when his car came up next to mine and that's when he looked over and everything [started]."
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