Video: “Redneck Road Rage” meets with instant karma

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TAMPA, Fla. — A man who tailgated a Florida woman and then flipped her the bird met with an unfortunate end to his act of road rage. Even more unfortunate, the woman caught the whole thing on camera and posted it to YouTube.

“That’s what you get, buddy! And it’s all on camera!” she yelled as he lost control of his truck.

The Blaze reported the man in the truck fled the scene, but police were able to use the video to find and charge him.

The woman who posted the video wrote:

“Thanks to this video he has been caught and charged. Massive props to the Sheriffs Department and most especially the Highway Patrol who responded to the scene. This moron could have easily killed somebody with his moronic behavior, and my laughing at the end would have been replaced with tears. Needless to say though, I’ve never seen Karma come back so fast.”

WARNING: Video may not be suitable for all audiences due to 1.) poor driving 2.) poor judgement while driving 3.) dude flips woman the bird.

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39 comments

  • Gus

    As far as I can tell from the video the filmer did more wrong than the pick-up. She’s plodding along in the left lane barely passing a tow truck and using a mobile phone while driving. The pick-up driver wasn’t tailgating, or driving aggresively up until he finally got around her.
    Is there a reason the filmer wasn’t ticketed for failure to stay right, impeding traffic, and/or using her mobile phone when driving?

    • Nik

      The pick-up driver was being aggressive. He was tailgating. He would back off, and then get right up on her. She was driving in town not on a highway so she doesn’t have to stay right. I would be filming the guy also if I felt like he was a threat so I could show it to police.

      • Joe

        I am surprised she didn’t wreck, too. She was doing her best to irritate the man and she knew he wanted to pass. Just because she is on a street doesn’t mean she shouldn’t move over and let someone pass when she knew full well he was trying to get around her.

      • drb

        You’re right. None of this would have happened if the guy in the truck had been patient and had just taken his left turn after her.
        They both should have kept their cool.

        She was already going faster than the speed limit and he was riding her bumper being aggressive. She couldn’t pull over due to two service trucks in the right lane. Also she was getting ready to take a left turn as it shows at the end. She had every right to stay in the left lane. He was just being impatient.

        As soon as the two service trucks were gone he could pass and he did. He gave her the finger. She sped up which was wrong. She shouldn’t have done that but just let him pass. He tried to get back at her by cutting her off and without using his turn signal. He lost control because of his speed and the quick turn. He could have killed himself and many others in oncoming traffic. He should not have cut into her lane.

        She is guilty of speeding. He is guilty of following too closely, speeding, failure to use a turn signal, driving to endanger, and leaving the scene of an accident.

    • J9

      First of all it looked like two people in the car and the camera was obviously still because it didn’t follow him as he flipped her off. Second, the driver was passing the other cars just not as fast as he wanted to go and this does not make the driver wrong. The passing lane is not for speeding and if someone else is passing but not as fast as you want to pass, well too bad for you. Speed limit is still the speed limit, passing lane is not above the speed limit.

      • Kristen

        Youre an idiot. They werent “passing slow”, they were driving in the passing lane. Ever read signs when you drive? KEEP RIGHT UNLESS PASSING

    • Kelly Durnell Taylor

      Oh Gus, yo’ve never been going the speed limit or a little above and slowed down because someone was riding your bumper? Yeah right… She got him on film acting like an D)uC^eBag and there you go. People don’t just video just because, there must have been a reason she started filming him…

      • Joe

        Correction: She posted a video of 2 people acting like a dou/che and the one filming is a little dou/chier than the other.

    • Keith

      Yes, the truck driver was in the wrong when he flipped the other driver off. He could have easily just went around her without flipping any one off. Plus, we don’t know what the speed limit was posted for the road this was filmed on. People are in to much of a hurry and not enough people are obeying the posted speed limit. I am a professional driver and I see speeders every day that needs to be cited. As long as a driver is doing the posted speed limit in any lane is legal for them to be in that lane. The left lane is not for you to be doing over the posted speed limit.

    • dave robinette

      I saw that too. She is driving Slow in the left lane. Some people don’t think a thing about that either. Faster traffic uses the left lane. SLOWER traffic use the right lane. She taunted him too. That guy had a very legitimate reason to be pissed at her.

    • KJ

      You are more than right Gus, I’m from Europe and the law there is stay right, let faster trafic pass, and it’s unlawful to pass on right, wish thy would inforse that here much more……

    • KB

      None of that gives the truck driver the right to drive aggressively. He could have easily passed her and went about his day without acting like he didn’t have any common sense. Maybe then he would still have an intact truck. 🙂

      • Joe

        If he could have easily passed her, he would have. Stop being stuck on stupid and defending this woman who was doing her best to annoy the heck out of him and wouldn’t let him pass.

  • James

    Law states anyone over the age of 21 is allowed to utilize a cell phone while driving. proof: http://www.dmv.org/mo-missouri/safety-laws.php#Cell-Phones-and-Texting

    Either way he was in the wrong due to him flipping her off and it being a city road their is no “passing” lane its either the left or the right lane. If someones tailgating me I dont move over unless I feel safe switching lanes, I.e. im not cutting someone off. If they are so bent on going 20+ over then they can get over and deal with the fact that im being a safe driver. They can pull the tickets for speeding and reckless driving.

    • JD Whiteman

      Two idiots met on a road…each one determined to be the bigger idiot. One was aggressive, one was a jerk. James, in most jurisdictions, the rule is still for slower traffic to remain in the right lane. While this shifts what the action is called, the reality is that yes, the left lane is used for passing…even in the city, even if it’s not highway. It’s people who don’t understand/realize this who cause instances like these. People who cruise through town in the left lane slow traffic down and are, in fact, breaking the law.

  • Sheila Baker

    no, when someone is tailgating me, when they back off. that’s when I will move over. i know the rule “slower traffic stay right” however, if I am going the speed limit (or slightly over) i am not slow traffic. these people that are getting so bent out of shape should slow down and respect the law.

  • Janet

    The woman that made this video deserves to have her license revoked. She caused this accident on purpose. She had no business being in the left lane driving as slowly as she was for as long as she was whether she was eventually going to turn or not. She was purposefully antagonizing the guy in the truck, and she should be cited for it as well as be held legally responsible for the accident she caused.

    • Joe

      Thank you! You must have been valedictorian of your class because you stated the facts concisely, accurately and with clarity. Pass on your genes to the greater gene pool because we have many others who are doing their best to have more kids and are dumbing us down.

    • Darwin Simmons

      While she may not have intended to cause the accident, she did intend on maintaining and controlling the situation. If she had just let him pass he would probably have a hefty speeding fine. Instead she created and maintained a hostile environment which caused the accident. If there would have been, lets say, fatalities, the truck driver and others, she would be liable as an accessory. If people with guns were holding up a bank you were in, would you disrupt and anger them. Well said Janet.

  • Joe Borgmeyer

    Who would look at this video and only blame the dude in the truck? She seemed to be the instigator and even celebrates when he crashes. Why didn’t she pull to the right and use that cellphone to call police if that guy was such a menace? Reckless endangerment is what she should be charged with. Careless and imprudent for him.

  • Scott Erickson

    I would suggest she remove this video from You Tube.

    My analysis of the objects both vehicles are passing in the video indicates the person recording the video actually increased their speed once the truck driver came along side of her vehicle.

    The individual recording was traveling at 60 miles per hour prior to his attempt to pass, as the camera clearly demonstrates. The individual recording then increases her speed to 62 once the right lane is open and available to pass. As the truck driver came along side of her, her vehicles speed increases to 72 mile per hour. He then increases his speed to 75 miles per hour to pass.

    It is both of them that created an unsafe condition for all vehicles on the street. However, She was lucky and he was not.

    This video is strong evidence for him that she was more concerned with the filming of his reaction behind, on the side, and in front of her vehicle. Much more than she was concerned safety, to include own.

    From my experience, she will hear from his attorney, the police will re-investigate, and the consequences will be paid by both parties.

    There are two sides to every story and with his – this video is evidence that she were intimidating him and new it. The laugh doesn’t help either. Not a smart move on her part to post this.

    • drb

      Look at the entire video again. She was already going faster than the speed limit and he was riding her bumper being aggressive. She couldn’t pull over due to two service trucks in the right lane. Also she was getting ready to take a left turn as it shows at the end. She had every right to stay in the left lane. He was just being impatient.

      As soon as the two service trucks were gone he could pass and he did. He gave her the finger. She sped up which was wrong. She shouldn’t have done that but just let him pass. He tried to get back at her by cutting her off and without using his turn signal. He lost control because of his speed and the quick turn. He could have killed himself and many others in oncoming traffic. He should not have cut into her lane.

      She is guilty of speeding. He is guilty of following too closely, speeding, failure to use a turn signal, driving to endanger, and leaving the scene of an accident.

      None of this would have happened if the guy in the truck had been patient and had just taken his left turn after her.
      They both should have kept their cool.

  • Fred

    Left lane in not your personal driving lane and it is not your job to get in the left lane to obstruct traffic there are people whos job it is to enforce speed limits they are called law enforcement, which brings me why wasnt she ticketed for obbstuction which is illegal She should be ticketed for causing the accident because she became a distraction for other driver

  • Joe

    This woman will very likely try this again when she is having a bad day. Hopefully, the next person with whom she tries this stupid stunt will have a gun handy and save us all from that annoying cackle.

  • Darwin Simmons

    It would be nice to know how long she was in the dual use lane prior to filming. Apparently long enough to say to herself ” this Dude has been riding my bumper for a while now and is getting upset, maybe I should film it.” If she had that much time she could have gotten over and let him pass well before the two trucks she was slowly passing on her way to an eventual left turn. If someone is behind me and IRATE, for my own safety and others, I’d let them by. It is not my right to police for we have dedicated paid people for that. She should be cited for maintaining and confining the other persons anger and causing the situation to escalate. Fortunately no one was killed. If someone had and I was their family member I’d want a piece of her!