A driver in an Acura TLX took it out on this owner’s car after failing to squeeze in.

Presumed Marylander and Redditor /u/Bon_Bagner shared frustrating dashcam footage from earlier last week (June 24, 2024) to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit showing a road raging driver, blocked from cutting in, take out his anger at the driver’s car by chucking a full can wrapped in a plastic bag at it.

Check out the poor display of road decorum below.

Garbage driver does the expected [oc]
byu/Bon_Bagner inIdiotsInCars

The incident occurred near the 1700 Block of E. Joppa Road near the intersection with Oakleigh Rd (Exact location on Google Maps linked here.)

As Bon_Bagner’s footage shows, he’s driving along E. Joppa Rd when a driver in a White Acura TLX (License Plate: 7FH5438) pulls alongside OP, signaling and intending to change lanes.

The only problem is there’s no room to do so safely.

“I had a van tailgating me from behind, so there wasn’t anything I could do. Bu just because you have a signal on doesn’t give you the right to turn into wherever you want. You signal your intention and wait for clearance,” OP clarified, pointing out that braking to let him by was, according to him, not possible.

Eventually, the TLX pulls forward, unable to change lanes, but not before road raging and chucking a bag with what OP thinks was a full can inside at his car, hitting his roof and chipping the paint.

“When they took off, they tried to get away into a shopping center that I was going to anyways and they tried to hide in a back area to (I assume) prevent me from seeing their license plate. I already had their info on the dashcam so I had no interest. That at least made it funnier. I think they also ****ed up their rim when they took a hard turn into a curb,” OP concluded.

“That’s a felony in Virginia. The charge is called “Missile at vehicle,” /u/thenewguydownthehall clarified.

Maryland has a similar law, too. ]

According to Case Text, Md. Code, Crim. Law § 6-302,

(a) A person may not willfully throw, shoot, or propel a rock, brick, piece of iron, steel, or other similar metal, or a dangerous missile at or into a vehicle….

(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor…subject to imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.

“Oh that’s interesting. Maryland has the same law. Maybe I’ll file a report after all,” OP replied.

“I would never get next to someone driving that erratically, you’re brave,” /u/AxzoTY added.

It’s one thing to not get your way on the road, but it’s another thing entirely to hurl something at another person’s car.

Hopefully, police do something with this evidence as this type of driving behavior does no one good and can only harm future, innocent drivers.


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