After a mother and son were passed by an SUV in a no passing zone Monday, the son approached the SUV while stopped at an intersection only to have the driver point a semi-automatic handgun at him, police said.
Westport police received a 911 call at about 6 p.m. reporting the alleged road rage incident, which took place while traveling southbound on Wilton Road, according to the police report. The two cars came to a stop at the intersection of Kings Highway North and the alleged incident ensued.
When the son reached the passenger side of the vehicle that passed them, the driver allegedly pointed a black colored handgun at him, police said. The driver of the SUV then sped off heading eastbound on Kings Highway, according to the police report.
The complainants obtained the SUV’s license plate, which was listed out of Trumbull. Trumbull Police Department, surrounding police departments and state police were advised of the incident.
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Trumbull police located the registered owner of the SUV, Andrew Blum, 43, at his residence in Trumbull. Blum was reportedly in possession of a Glock 23 .40 caliber semi–automatic handgun, police said. Trumbull police detained Blum while Westport police responded. Westport police continued their investigation and took Blum into Custody.
Blum was charged with second-degree threatening and second-degree reckless endangerment. Blum was released on a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on October 12.
The handgun was seized as evidence. The investigation revealed that the firearm is register to Blum and that Blum had a permit to carry the weapon, according to the police report.