EXETER PA – Exeter Township police say U.S. Route 422 motorists should be alert to, and on the lookout for, a man driving a new model, silver-colored Nissan Sentra with North Carolina license plates who has been video-taped firing a gun at another driver during a road rage incident now under investigation.
A photo from the video, supplied by the department, appears above.
Police issued the warning Wednesday (Dec. 30, 2015) as a Facebook page status update. They said no one was injured when several shots were fired Sunday (Dec. 27) just after 10 a.m. off the eastbound lanes of 422 in the area of the Service Electric parking lot, 6400 Perkiomen Ave. However, another driver’s truck was damaged.
422 between Baumstown and the Reading Mall is known locally as Perkiomen Avenue. The Service Electric location is about 16 miles west of Sanatoga along the four-lane, limited access highway.
The two drivers were headed east on 422 toward Pottstown when the incident began, police said. They told WFMZ-TV the pair were involved in what started as a “verbal altercation” that then escalated when they pulled into the parking lot together. “The gun-toting driver” emerged from his vehicle and fired at the truck “as its driver retreated,” the television station reported.
“The suspect then fled in his Nissan and was last seen crossing (the) Schuylkill River bridge into Birdsboro,” police said on Facebook.
The alleged male shooter is described as white with dark, short hair, well-dressed, in the mid-30s age range, and standing about 6-feet tall. “If you can positively identify this suspect,” police asked, call their department at 610-779-1490 “and reference case #15-6202.” Callers can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913.
At The Root Of Road Rage
A 2014 infographic supplied by the Erie Insurance Company (below) offers insights on the causes of, and how to deal with, road rage.
Photo from Exeter Township Police via Facebook
Infographic from the Erie Insurance Company