Posted by Daniel Bradford, a resident of another community, on Feb 1, 2013 at 6:54 pm
Leaving aside the embarrassing spectacle of two grown men behaving this way....
The fact that Mr. Cangiamilla allegedly attacked the other drive with a cane sword is (sort of) an argument FOR gun control.
Notice that the victim wasn't injured. What if Mr. Cangiamilla had a pistol? Sounds like he may have used it and later regretted it for the rest of his life.
A cane sword is a lot easier to evade than a gun, and it's a great deal more difficult to kill or injure someone with a sword than with a gun.
In fact, I'd be willing to let everybody carry swords (and duel for the best parking spots at 24 Hour Fitness) if they'd agree to give up all their guns. I can outrun a guy with a sword; I can't outrun a bullet.
Posted by Arroyo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 1, 2013 at 7:39 pm
A dumbell with a volkswagen. He follows an irate driver for 2.5 miles (as contained in the original report)and then exits his car to confront the guy at a stop light.
After being on the losing end of the "discussion", he calls the police and then tells them that he was just trying to get the license number. For 2.5 miles!! -- Right!! He must be a slow reader, or a driver with questionable judgment.
Posted by Yup, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Feb 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm
It took all those posts before Arroyo finally stated the obvious. The idiot "victim" was being an aggressor, or at the least contributed to the escalation of the behavior by continuing to follow the Jeep and then exiting his vehicle to confront the driver.
Posted by Dave Q, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 2, 2013 at 12:40 am
Indeed, the cell phone is mightier than the sword....
The bottom line, one of these - humans - carries a weapon in his car, and attempted to use it upon the other. And inflicted damage upon the other's vehicle.
"Arroyo" & "Yup" want to overlook the first stage of escalation, where Mr. C. (while still on I-580)moves across lanes, passes traffic on the right, crosses lanes to pull in front of Mr. Volkswagen, and continues swerves across lanes in front of him.