BALTIMORE (WJZ)– It was a terrifying case of road rage along I-95 in Harford County. A man pulls a gun on another driver and now we’re hearing his shaken call for help.

Meghan McCorkell explains how things escalated.

That victim called 911 after he claimed another driver pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and started shooting right at his car.

A dispute between drivers nearly turns deadly.

“I was in the second to fast lane. I got over in the fast lane. The guy behind me got pissed. I guess he thought I cut him off,” the victim told 911.

It was just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Two SUVs were spotted cutting each other off along northbound I-95 near Route 152 in Harford County.

Police say the two drivers were gesturing at one another for miles. Then, they crashed.

“He slammed on his brakes, hits my car trying to get back over,” the victim said.

The victim pulled over at a Wawa store to call 911. He says the other driver never stopped. When he tried to chase the car down– that’s when he says things got scary.

“As I rolled the window down and I’m telling him to pull over, he pulls out a gun — I don’t know if it was blanks — and starts shooting the gun at my front tire,” the 911 caller said.

The victim managed to jot down the plate number of that car. State police tracked it to Nicholas Heider.

According to charging documents, Heider, 34, now faces a laundry list of charges including reckless endangerment, first- and second-degree assault and handgun violations.

While serving a warrant at Heider’s home, police recovered what they believe was the handgun used in the attack, as well as more than three dozen other weapons.

Heider posted bond and has been released from jail pending a trial.

Comments (3)
  1. ballsohardclub says:

    Somebody needs to kick both of these a-holes dic’s loose & knock the snot out of them. NO insurance co in the country should touch them & they should also lose their drivers license.

  2. grandma says:

    sounds like both drivers were at fault by this stor. If you’re both cutting each other off for miles, both drivers should be charged with (at the least) reckless endangerment. My daughter drives that route every day and said that the other day (she wasn’t sure if it was this day) there were two cars cutting back and forth with each other cutting each other off. She got to the far right lane to get away from them. People like this need to loose their license.

  3. grandmaaswell says:

    What is this world coming too? I agree with the other comments. Both of these idiots should be charged. And why on earth is Heider out on bail when they believe the gun was used in an attack ? This idiot should rot in jail just like the idiot who was playing ‘cop’ with him. You aren’t safe on the roads these day, there are too many fools like these 2 out there.

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