Man, 72, Charged After Road Rage Incident

HAMMOND, Ind. (STMW) – A 72-year-old northwest Indiana man has been charged in Lake Superior Court with intimidation and pointing a firearm in connection with a Monday road-rage incident.

William Kirk, of the 1100 block of North Wood Street in Griffith, Ind., allegedly cut off a driver twice near 169th Street and Kennedy Avenue. The driver went to the Van Til grocery store parking lot, 2635 169th St., and Kirk was waiting for him at the door with a string of expletives.

Authorities said Kirk threatened to shoot the other driver. He pulled a gun from his pants pocket and pointed it at the other driver, who pulled out his cell phone and discovered the battery was dead and yelled for someone to call police, court records state. The man identified Kirk from a six-person photo lineup.

Kirk is free on $3,000 cash bond. The case is assigned to the courtroom of Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr.

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    • mike5721

      way to go senior

    • Response to 73444

      Man Hater!

  • dh

    2 idiots

  • Roberta Waker

    Don’t have to be a man hater to know that most road rage incidents involve men. Unfortunately testosterone kicks in and they want to flex their muscles, but the brain is not used at all. A $3,000 bond isn’t enough if he had a gun and threatened the other driver.

  • X

    We are only hearing one side of this story, that of the first guy to call the cops.

    It could be that the one that escalated this was the guy that followed the senior citizen to the store in order to harm him, but then he was confronted with a pistol and decided to play he victim.

  • jaycee

    The old fart should`nt be driving a car

  • John

    Road rage idiots need to realize that by definition they are part of the problem.

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