Road rage: Man allegedly points gun at driver, threatens to shoot
A Waterbury man allegedly pointed a handgun at another vehicle in a road rage incident Monday morning, according to Trumbull police.
On Monday, June 22, around 8 a.m., police say Kayode Modeste, 34, of Waterbury became angry when the vehicle in front of him on Route 25, near the Route 111 intersection, did not take a right turn on red. Police said Modeste became blowing his horn.
At the next traffic light on Route 111, he reportedly pulled alongsie the victim’s vehicle and threw a water bottle at it. He then brandished a black handgun and pointed it out his driver’s window in the direction of the vehicle, stating, “I’ll shoot you.”
Two handguns belonging to modeste were later seized. one of these, a Sig Sauer P229 .40 caliber he admits having with him in the vehicle at the time of the incident but denies he ever pointed it at anyone.
He was charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree, threatening in the first degree and breach of peace in the second degree, as well as carrying for than 10 bullets in a magazine. He was held on a $10,000 bond.