Gunman assaults county motorist, damages his car

November 15, 1995|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

A Glen Burnie motorist was assaulted and his car damaged Sunday by a gunman who tailgated him and then followed him into a McDonald's restaurant parking lot, county police said.

Joseph Francis Lewis, 22, told police he was northbound on Crain Highway near Eighth Avenue just before 10:30 p.m. when a 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup began tailgating him.

Mr. Lewis said he slowed in an attempt to let the truck pass.

Minutes later, as he approached Furnace Branch Road, the truck pulled up beside him.

When Mr. Lewis looked over, the driver pointed what appeared to be a handgun, police said.

Mr. Lewis pulled into the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant at that intersection and the gunman followed, police said.

The driver of the truck pointed the gun at Mr. Lewis and threatened to shoot him, police said.

The gunman then punched the driver's side window and kicked the rear door of Mr. Lewis' car, police said.

Police said flying glass cut Mr. Lewis' face.

The gunman then drove off.

Mr. Lewis followed the pickup truck south on Ritchie Highway, but lost track of it near Harundale Mall, police said.

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