GAMBRILLS, Md. (WJZ)— Road rage spiraled out of control in Anne Arundel County when a father was stabbed right in front of his children.

Andrea Fujii has the dramatic story of how it all went down Monday afternoon.

Chaos broke out as two cars collided in a ditch along Route 3.

“For it to happen in my own backyard…kind of opens your eyes a little,” said witness Joshua Thompson.

It started at a nearby red light. Witnesses say the 44-year-old driver of an SUV was celebrating with his wife and kids.

“Apparently he had just gotten married today. I don’t know if that’s true but that’s what I heard,” Thompson said.

He got into an altercation with the 23-year-old passenger of a PT Cruiser and got out of his car. That’s when witnesses say the other man pulled a knife and stabbed him.

“There was a gentleman who got out of his car and it looked like he had grease all over his shirt but it turned out to be blood,” said witness Jim Paugels.

Police say the victim jumped in his car, chased down the PT Cruiser and rammed it into a ditch. The victim went after his assailant.

“He hit him in the face, knocked him to the ground. He was bleeding from the face pretty profusely,” Paugels said.

Pictures were snapped in the aftermath of the crash by workers of Honda Power Sports of Crofton.

“There were kids running around, dogs. Luckily, nobody else got hurt,” Paugels said.

Investigators are now combing the area where the crash happened, searching for the knife and for answers into how a highway dispute escalated to this level.

“This was an exceedingly dangerous situation and we’re very lucky no one got killed,” said Lt. Glenn Shanahan.

Police believe the assailant was also stabbed during one of the altercations.

Route 3 was closed in the northbound direction at McKnew Road for a short period of time during the investigation. It does not appear at this time that any of the parties involved knew each other.

The passenger of the PT Cruiser, Ross Brandon Sudbrook, was treated and released from Shock Trauma. The victim was also treated and released from another hospital. Sudbrook was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure.

Comments (29)
  1. Justin Furlough says:

    The victim my uncle Jeff Furlough. He was recently married today.

  2. AA res. says:

    maryland judiciary case search// sounds like a great guy

  3. concerned citizen says:

    WoW…..What a guy….False imprisonment, 2nd degree assault, malicious destruction of property etc…..And now THIS…..Certainly a person I NEVER would like to meet…..Most losers attract trouble, just ANOTHER fine example….

    1. Jfurlo says:

      Please withhold placing criminal records up in a public forum. This is a private matter.

  4. Laurel says:

    Ok so the guy that got married chased down the PT Cruiser, rammed it off the road is that correct? so instead of just letting it go he could of killed his family. what a great way to start off the new marriage….smh

  5. Brittany Furlough says:

    umm that is my father yu are talking about, so yu can stop!

  6. Brittney says:

    I’m sorry but until you’re in the situation, you shouldn’t be shaking your head at anyone. The victim was stabbed in the chest! I sure as hell wouldn’t let him try to get away.

    1. Laurel says:

      Brittney your father could of killed a person and for what reason? SMH is the only thing I can do when regardeless of the situation could of acted like an ADULT and keep moving along. I hope you realize that ramming a car off a road is not the right thing to do. But I can almost see with your responses that you are do not see that. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

      1. Brittney says:

        its not my father, pay attention to who you reply to, thanks. my boyfriend was on scene. Josh Thompson. I heard the whole story.

      2. Brittany Furlough says:

        um i was in the car, saw the hole thing…im not saying it was right for my dad to hit the pt cruiser but he would have gotten away with stabbing my father if he didnt…

    2. Laurel says:

      wow so you would chase someone one down and kill them with a car I take? Humans truly scare me today….

  7. Josie says:

    I never comment on these things and I do truly feel bad that anyone was injured. However even my 6 year old understands the value of making good choices. Why would a grown man, who was just married, who has his whole family in the car, get out of his car to confront someone over a road rage incident? Why not just dirve off? It doesn’t make sense. This should be a lesson to everyone.

  8. Lynn Bakert says:

    These types of incidents really scare me. What is wrong with people who fly into a rage at the drop of a hat? Granted the man who was stabbed had good reason for following and stopping the stabber, but what caused him to get out of his car in the first place? Was the issue really worth putting his and his family’s life in danger? People really need to learn to chill out.

    1. meeeeee says:

      what ever happened to arguing like a man and disputing our differences. This man wanted to vent and let the idiot know he was probably doing something wrong and got stabbed for being a concerned citizen. Mr. Furlough has had his incidents with the law but that helped this man know how to handle the situation once it went awry. Other than that the psycho would still be out there… Like cops actually do anything to prevent or contain crime.

  9. jon says:

    This entire family lives in a different world than I live in. It is unfortunate that the daughter of the 43 year old ADULT thought what her father did was right. This poor girl has no idea what is right and wrong in this world. The cliche saying is two wrongs do not make a right. Yes her father was stabbed but do the right thing and write down the license number and let the police handle the rest. Who puts their entire family in harms way for “pay backs” ? I feel sorry for the woman who chose to marry this loser.

  10. lori says:

    Brittany the report didn’t say how badly injuried your father was I hope he is doing o.k. Of course hind sight is 20/20 and who’s to say how we would react if it were us and our families. I have called 911 at least 5 times in this very area as people try to cut each other off around that small merge area, but of course the other driver is long gone. So your father did what he felt he had to do to stop this one from getting away!!! Was it the right thing to get out of his car to begin with probably not but the other driver had no right to stab him! I hope both sides will take a moment today and think about their actions and how lucky they are to not be facing some serious prison time because somebody road rage went way to far and other innocent people could have died. So take a moment today to thank God that your father is o.k. and that your family is safe.

    1. cc says:

      What are you talking about???? The stabber is facing SERIOUS PRISON TIME….1ST and 2ND degree felony assault…..Carrying a concealed weapon with intent to injure…….Bunch of idiots giving the “finger” to each other and escalating from there……Looking at 5 to 10 years with this ROAD RAGE SPEACIAL!

  11. cc says:

    Victim was married that day…..””GOOD LUCK”” with that marriage……Sounds like they will certainly need it……

  12. meeeeee says:

    Mr. Furlough, I commend you on not laying down and dying. Being a real American whom in the face of adversity and against the sheep’s intent you helped bring a possible psychopath to justice. Those who lay down and die go against all that America stands for. If we laid down and died, would we have taken America from Britain. If we laid down and died at the Alamo, would we say remember the Alamo. Hopefully next time some moron wants to stab someone he will think twice.

  13. D-WILL says:

    I hope both are doing ok, but seriously none of this would have happened had the victim just kept his mind on his family and safety. Did anyone in the car try to persuade him to keep on moving? Why would he risk his family’s lives as well as his own? I wonder what his background is. To ruin your livelihood to prove a point is ridiculous. He could have gone on his way and enjoyed to the rest of the day. He’s lucky he didn’t get his head blown off. When you approach another man aggressively with bad intent, perhaps you deserve what you get.

  14. D-WILL says:

    To meeeeeeeee, if you’re making comparisons….the victim would have actually been Britain if portrayed. American was defending it’s right to be free. The guy who attempted to get away was not the aggressor. He defended himself and fled from the “victim” who sought him out to harm him. Get your history facts correct. “True Americans” were Native Americans who defended themselves from the transplanted settlers who were willing to oppress, pillage and destroy whomever was in their way. .

    1. meeeeee says:

      So the attempted murderer was just trying to be free?? What made the man so irate that he felt he should confront the passenger?? What if the passenger was a pedo coming on to the man’s daughter?? Do you know how free the passenger was being? Was he tailgating or driving erratically? Vigilante justice is only acceptable when no one else is willing to make a difference. Hopefully the man with the battered face has learned a good lesson about pulling a weapon on someone… Who swung first? Did the man swing or verbally confront… Did you know a verbal confrontation is legal??

  15. cc says:

    The “stabber” is a Ross Sudbrook from the fabulous Brooklyn area…..According to Md Judiciary….Already he is on probation due to disorderly conduct…..Hope you enjoy your “graduation” to Hagerstown Prison for a 5 year+ stay……Two MORONS here who escalated this to a classic ROAD RAGE war…..Hope the price you pay is worth it…..Scary world!

  16. Wiseguy says:

    Rammed his vehicle……..there’s a half dozen diots on the road everyday I would like to do that to.


  17. Jfurlo says:

    Please withold all derogatory comments. This is a private matter.

    1. pop says:

      private ????????? in the paper website???

  18. Jfurlo says:

    Private as in there is no need for criminal records to be disclosed or opinions posted about my family saying we are all inbreds.

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