Victim recalls terror of 'crazy' woman beating on her car with metal object during road rage attack

'I'm scared to death,' victim says

DENVER - A woman recalled her terrifying ordeal during a road rage incident when another driver blocked her vehicle in traffic and then bashed her car with a metal object.

In an exclusive 7NEWS interview, the victim, who didn't want to be identified, said she was driving during evening rush hour on March 12 near the Interstate 70 and Interstate 25 interchange when she hit gridlock.

"I kind of gave a tap (on the brakes) to caution (drivers behind her) that, 'Hey, everybody ahead of us is stopping,'" the woman said. "That must've enraged her."

Cellphone video shows the angry driver pulling alongside the victim's vehicle and flipping her off. 

"At this point, I'm just trying to get away. I'm trying to get away from her because I thought she was a crazy person," the victim told 7NEWS reporter Molly Hendrickson.

That's when the victim said the driver boxed her in so she couldn't get away.

"She gets out of her car [and] comes around to my driver's (side) door like she's gonna beat me up, but I couldn't get away.  She said, 'Open the door [expletive],' and I was not opening my door," the victim said.

The victim said the other driver got back in her car, then boxed her in again a short distance later.

"She boxes me in again at the guardrail and we're almost to Colorado Boulevard at this point," the woman said. 

"She goes to get (something) in her trunk. At this point, I think she's going to get something out and shoot me, and I'm scared to death," the victim said.

The victim said the woman came back with a metal object and then hit the victim's vehicle several times.

"I'm like, 'Oh my God! This woman's crazy,'" the victim said.

The attack caused about $1,800 in damage to the victim's car.

"I would like restitution for my car. I think she owes for the damages, that's vandalism," the victim said.

Police ask anyone who recognizes the female suspect to call the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 or call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

 

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