Is this the greatest example of redneck road rage karma ever caught on video?
This could be our favourite moment in sweet, sweet karma – perhaps even of all time. The story is: A lady (who is filming the whole thing) is being tailgated by this guy, on a slippery wet road. The guy rages in his truck, finally shooting past and popping a huge middle finger. [This post first ran on our technology and gadget site, Techly]
He really unleashes all the middle finger he can give. You can see the strain on his face as he vigorously delivers. Note that he’s forgetting to watch the road. And it unfolds from there. (Jump ahead to around the 1:00 mark – or watch the gif below!)
Edit: There’s been plenty of conjecture about what’s going on here. RIP, my inbox. So here’s the unedited word from the driver herself:
This happened to me on SR 41 in Tampa on Monday March 24th. This pathetic excuse for a human being tailgated me for about three minutes. After about a minute, and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording. I couldn’t move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn’t going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were. I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened. Now bear in mind, that this guy had already passed a truck in a left turn lane, was tailgating and driving recklessly on a wet slick road, wasn’t paying attention, and all in all being an ignorant ass. In the full video which I will post later, you will be able to see that not once was I mouthing off, I never brake checked him, and in fact until I watched the video after the accident I didn’t even know he shot a bird at me because I wasn’t looking at him at all, I was paying attention to the road while holding the phone up with my right hand. I’ve recorded circumstances like this before, catching idiots doing stupid things, but never ever had this happen.
He initially fled the scene of the accident, but 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.
EDITED TO ADD
WOW! I go to work and come back to over 600,000 views and find it’s on theblaze.com and various other media sites. I’m flabbergasted! (love for an excuse to use that word). I’m also a little saddened and shocked at some of the comments. After the umpteenth death threat and billionth time being called a (redacted) add whatever epithet you want… I am extremely amazed at how rude people are.
Apparently people seem to think that they were right there and know exactly what was going on. You weren’t there. You don’t know what happened other than the truth that I told. And apparently I did get a comment of someone who he had done this same thing to… thank you for that.
I appreciate the comments of those that, even if they disagreed with me, they didn’t resort to bullyish behavior, they stated their response and I respect that. To those that wished death upon me, I truly hope your life isn’t as miserable as you portray online. Because some of those comments belong to people that belong in a psycho ward, or at the very least, anger management/therapy. They were rude, uncalled for, and just downright mean.