This crazy story about road rage will make you think twice about honking at anyone when driving. On Nov. 11 a 20-year-old woman was driving in Houston, Texas when she was cut off by another vehicle in rush hour traffic. She then honked her horn and then returned the favor by cutting the other vehicle off. Her response spiraled the driver, Kenneth Caplan, into a violent rage that action nearly cost the woman her life. Caplan, a reserve deputy constable who was off-duty at the time of the incident, decided that firing a gun into the victim’s car was the rational thing to do. A bullet struck the young woman in the head and she immediately began to bleed profusely. She stopped her car in the middle of the freeway and called 911. Thankfully the bullet only grazed her head and did not do any significant damage, but she did have to stay at the hospital for three days where she received eight stitches on her head.
The victim, who preferred that her identity not be released because she is in fear of retaliation from the police, told KHOU 11 News:
“I feel like I got a taste of death honestly. I was like ‘oh my God, he just shot me.’ I was applying pressure to my head because it wouldn’t stop bleeding. I’m going to die in my car on 610.”
Meanwhile Caplan was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is in jail on $200,000 bond.