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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2009, 2:06 P.M.

Road Rage: Axman Threatens Driver

As first reported in Scanner Traffic Wednesday, a local driver was threatened by another motorist with dark-colored hatchet about 3 o'clock at Ragan Equipment, 320 W. Hanley. Seems John Brand cut Road Rager off when a snow berm caused two lanes of traffic to abruptly become one at Kathleen and Government Way. Next thing John knew, Road Rager, in a white Ford Expedition, was on his tail, flipping him off and brandishing a rusty black knife, which the man drew across his throat while he pointed at him. Road Rager followed John to Ragan Equipment, where he jumped out the car, wielding a hatchet in a threatening manner while approaching within 20 feet. At that point, trucker George Williams stepped between the two and told the man to "chill out." Road Rager left as soon as he saw Randy Ragan of Ragan Equipment dialing 911. Be careful out there.

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