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*I kid you not*: Road Rage turns into drive-by crossbow shooting (only in AR)
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | 17 OCT 06 | dcbryan1

Posted on 10/17/2006 8:20:16 AM PDT by DCBryan1

Road rage builds on I-630 until arrow hits Camaro

Road rage took a decidedly medieval turn Sunday when a Little Rock man was arrested after police said he attempted to settle a traffic dispute with a crossbow.

Police said Wayne Allen Dierks Jr., 26, of 300 Walnut St. in Little Rock fired a crossbow at a motorist who had made an obscene gesture at him. Dierks was charged with committing a terroristic act, possession of an instrument of crime, driving while intoxicated and driving on a suspended driver’s license.

“It was a drive-by crossbow shooting,” said Steve Gilgenbach, a University of Arkansas Little Rock student who was driving the Camaro police said Dierks shot at. “I’ve never been shot at by a crossbow before.”

Gilgenbach, a pitcher on the UALR baseball team, said he was on his way to his west Little Rock apartment after practice and was pulling onto Interstate 630 at Fair Park Boulevard when the trouble began.

“I was merging on the highway and I had to get in, so I cut the guy off,” Gilgenbach admitted. “He started following me, cursing at me and yelling for me to pull over.”

According to a police report, Gilgenbach admitted he had made an obscene gesture at Dierks, who was driving a Ford Explorer. On Monday, though, Gilgenbach said he couldn’t remember gesturing at Dierks.

The pursuit continued for several miles to the end of Interstate 630 and onto Financial Centre Parkway. “We stopped at several stoplights and he was trying to get me to stop because he wanted to fight me,” Gilgenbach said.

As the two drivers neared the Bowman Road intersection, Dierks made the next move.

(Excerpt) Read more at arkansasonline.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: crime; crossbow; driveby; medevial; wayne
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Every state has what I call "mouthbreathers", but Arkansas has just a few to many...obviously transplants from Alabama ;)
1 posted on 10/17/2006 8:20:18 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1

I recall there was a murder by crossbow on I-495 in Massachusetts some10 years or so ago, same reason.


2 posted on 10/17/2006 8:21:46 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: DCBryan1

"I’ve never been shot at by a crossbow before"




I hate it when that happens.


3 posted on 10/17/2006 8:22:48 AM PDT by freedomlover (Sorry, a tagline occurred. The tagline has been logged.)
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To: DCBryan1

K - Marro Ping


4 posted on 10/17/2006 8:24:02 AM PDT by freedomlover (Sorry, a tagline occurred. The tagline has been logged.)
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To: DCBryan1
"Road rage took a decidedly medieval turn Sunday when a Little Rock man was arrested after police said he attempted to settle a traffic dispute with a crossbow."

In order to go truly medieval mount a trebuchet on your car!!!!


5 posted on 10/17/2006 8:25:57 AM PDT by Syntyr (Food for the NSA Line Eater -> "terrorist" "bomb" "plot" "kill" "overthrow" "coup de tas")
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To: DCBryan1

Hold muh beer and watch this ....(twang!!!)


6 posted on 10/17/2006 8:32:30 AM PDT by llevrok (FREE KARASTAN !)
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To: DCBryan1

I agree the guy needs to go to jail, but I am a bit disturbed by the charge of a "terroristic act". I mean, surely ANY act of agression could be said to cause "terror", but his purpose here wasn't to "terrorize" the populace, it was just to get back at someone who "terrorized" him with an obscene gesture.


7 posted on 10/17/2006 8:33:10 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: DCBryan1

Well, sometimes ya gotta work with what ya got.


8 posted on 10/17/2006 8:33:58 AM PDT by D.P.Roberts
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To: DCBryan1

Was the perp driving an orange Charger with the Confederate flag on the roof?


9 posted on 10/17/2006 8:34:51 AM PDT by LexBaird (98% satisfaction guaranteed. There's just no pleasing some people.)
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To: Anoreth

Keep yourself under control when driving, or else!


10 posted on 10/17/2006 8:35:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("And now ... let the Wild Rumpus start!")
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To: Syntyr
In order to go truly medieval mount a trebuchet on your car!!!!

Or vice versa.

11 posted on 10/17/2006 8:35:45 AM PDT by LexBaird (98% satisfaction guaranteed. There's just no pleasing some people.)
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To: DCBryan1
“It was a drive-by crossbow shooting,” said Steve Gilgenbach, a University of Arkansas Little Rock student who was driving the Camaro police said Dierks shot at. “I’ve never been shot at by a crossbow before.”

You mean you have a list???

12 posted on 10/17/2006 8:36:29 AM PDT by Frapster (Don't mind me - I'm distracted by the pretty lights.)
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To: DCBryan1

Rude drivers are the norm these days. You would think people would be used to it by now and save their arrows for shooting deer along the highway.


13 posted on 10/17/2006 8:38:15 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Tax-chick

"Keep yourself under control when driving, or else!
"

Yup. Keep that middle finger on the steering wheel. It just isn't worth your life to flip off some nutcase in the car next to you.


14 posted on 10/17/2006 8:38:23 AM PDT by MineralMan (Non-evangelical Atheist)
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To: DCBryan1

Maybe the crossbow loon is related to Bubba?


15 posted on 10/17/2006 8:38:29 AM PDT by tioga
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To: sweetliberty

twang


16 posted on 10/17/2006 8:39:09 AM PDT by null and void (Age and experience -- It makes no sense to get one without the other. - Sundog)
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To: theDentist
I recall there was a murder by crossbow on I-495 in Massachusetts some10 years or so ago, same reason

***************

I do believe you are correct.

17 posted on 10/17/2006 8:40:00 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DCBryan1
The pursuit continued for several miles to the end of Interstate 630 and onto Financial Centre Parkway. “We stopped at several stoplights and he was trying to get me to stop because he wanted to fight me,” Gilgenbach said.

LOL, we stayed right there at the 'Holiday Inn Select' just a few weeks ago.

We weren't in too much fear of crossbows as we were there for the IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) Nationals.

18 posted on 10/17/2006 8:40:50 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: DCBryan1

Was the shooter wearing feathers, shoulderpads, chaps, and a thong?


19 posted on 10/17/2006 8:41:23 AM PDT by Redcloak (Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
"I agree the guy needs to go to jail, but I am a bit disturbed by the charge of a "terroristic act". I mean, surely ANY act of aggression could be said to cause "terror", but his purpose here wasn't to "terrorize" the populace, it was just to get back at someone who "terrorized" him with an obscene gesture."

My thoughts as well. What's next - a terroristic hate crime?

20 posted on 10/17/2006 8:42:06 AM PDT by VRWCtaz ("Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness." - Thomas Paine)
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