Here’s a man who had a rather bad attack of road rage, and the target of his anger happened to be an off duty cop.
A Bradford Connecticut man was released without having to post bail after he was taken into custody at his home for pointing a handgun at an off-duty police officer on Thursday, reports WFSB.
Anthony Vigliotti, 29, faces charges of second-degree threatening, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace and following too close with intent to harass during a road rage incident that was called in by the cop.
According to off-duty officer, Vigliotti had been tailgating him and blowing his horn, presumably because the officer was driving too slow.
At an intersection, police say Vigilotti pulled a black semi-automatic handgun out, pointed it at the victim before roaring away.
When police took him into custody at his home. he turned over his .45-caliber handgun as well as his pistol permit.
After being charged, Vigilotti was released with a promise to appear in court on July 19.
Okay, everyone, time for “what if” – What if this man had been black? Anyone think this scenario would have played out the same way? The difference in treatment could not possible be more stark, and yet so many people keep denying there’s any imbalance at all, let alone a race based one.
Via Raw Story.