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PCSP: Man points handgun at bicyclists in road rage incident

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A Michigan City resident was arrested Sunday on charges of pointing a handgun and intimidation after the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said that he aimed a handgun at three bicyclists in an apparent road rage incident on North County Line Road in Pine Township.

According to police, at 8:54 a.m. three bicyclists reported that they had been southbound in the 1500 north block of North County Line Road when they were passed by a man driving a purple Chrysler PT Cruiser, “laying” on his horn, “traveling at a high rate of speed,” and passing “extremely close” to them.

The man then stopped in front of the three, told them to “Get off the road,” and then pointed a small black semi-automatic pistol “directly” at one of them, they advised.

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Police subsequently located a purple PT Cruiser in the driveway at 1360 N. County Line Road, the residence of Moses Pagan, 52, police said.

Pagan advised police that he did pass the three bicyclists and did lay on his horn while doing so, that he “politely” asked them to ride single file, and that the three were “angry and upset.” Pagan admitted to being in possession at the time of a loaded and holstered .380 Sig Sauer semi-automatic pistol but denied touching it or mentioning it to the bicyclist, police said.

The investigating officer, however, stated in his report that it would have been difficult for the bicyclist to describe the handgun accurately had it not been removed from its holster, since only the handle is visible from the holster.

Pagan was taken into custody and transported to Porter County Jail.

 

Posted 5/20/2013