Road rage arrest in Wayne Co.
Updated: Monday, August 25 2014, 06:22 PM EDT
Lyons, N.Y. - A Wayne County man is facing charges following an alleged road rage incident.
It happened Sunday afternoon in the town of Lyons.
A couple, who asked not to be identified, was driving home from the store and decided to pass 30-year-old Nathaniel Clay, who they say was driving slowly and erratically on Route 31.
"When we passed him, you know there was clear view to get by him, and he seemed you know fine," said a woman who was in the alleged victim's vehicle. "All of a sudden my husband's saying he's crawling up on us, and I said 'really,' and he says 'yeah,' and he says 'he's right on our bumper'. I looked in my rear view mirror and said 'what is going on' and all of a sudden he reaches out of his window and puts the gun up on his glass."
Scared, she and her husband started taking note of everything they could, the description of the vehicle and driver, license plate number and children in the back of Clay's vehicle.
"I just don't understand, children you know, a gun and children don't involve these poor little ones," she said.
Wayne County Sheriff's Deputies say a three and seven year old were in the backseat of Clay's SUV.
Her husband pulled into a gas station along Route 31 to be around people, Clay did not follow them.
"When you're in that type of predicament you get scared but we worked together, my husband and I worked together and we did it," said the woman.
Deputies arrested Clay and charged him with for second-degree menacing, endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, and following too closely.
They also recovered the gun that turned out to be a pellet pistol.