My MIL had a scare yesterday and she was asking me if she should have reported the incident to the police.
Background: She was driving somewhere and she saw a little mini-dachshund running alongside the road. She wasn't on the highway, but it was close and she was worried the dog would head that way and get hit by a car, so she pulled over and tried to coax it to her, but the dog just kept running away from her. Finally she saw a truck pull over and the dog slowed down, so she figured he must have been the owner and she got back in her car and drove off. Then she notices the truck following her, right on her bumper. She slows down, he slows down. She speeds up, he speeds up, etc etc. She pulled over to the left lane to let him pass, but he still followed. Finally she stopped and rolled down her window and asked him what his problem was. He screamed at her for dumping the dog and leaving it to die. She tried to explain to him what had happened, but he wouldn't listen to her and kept screaming at her. Finally she got so pissed off that she screamed at him and he ended up driving off.
She is really freaked out about it and she was asking me if she should have filed a police report. She's kicking herself too because she has OnStar and all she had to do was push the button, but she was so freaked out she didn't think about it. I told her she could always try, but I don't know if the police would do anything or not. She didn't get the license plate number, but she remembers the truck and what the guy looks like (you'd be surprised at the memory my MIL has--if she'd gotten a look at the license plate, she'd definitely remember it). Would the police do anything based on that info alone? I'm just not sure, considering that it was basically just a screaming match, unless they might view it as road rage? What do you think?
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:43 AM on Dec. 22, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:39 AM on Dec. 22, 2010
Answer by aheuszel at 10:40 AM on Dec. 22, 2010
Answer by Whimsee at 10:50 AM on Dec. 22, 2010
Answer by Whimsee at 10:41 AM on Dec. 22, 2010