Cops: Father, Daughter Escape Horrific Road Rage By Fleeing Into Whole Foods
It sounded like something out of a horror movie, but it was a real-life cry for help from a desperate father in a car as his terrified daughter screamed.
It happened on a highway in Raleigh, North Carolina. The dad, Christopher Jost, and his daughter, Taylor, were driving home from the movies when, suddenly, they were rammed from behind. The dad called 911.
Dad: "I’ve got a guy that's following me and he's rear-ended me and now he's following me again!"
We've seen many road rage stories caught on video, but none of these confrontations lasted anywhere as long as this horror on the highway.
911 operator: "What is your name?"
Dad: "He hit us again! Oh my God! He's just hit us twice! Jesus! He just hit me again! He just hit me four times now! Look, he just broke my window, broke my car. I’m freaking out!"
The dad pulled into a parking lot and ran with his daughter into a Whole Foods store. Cops say the suspect followed him inside, where he was arrested.
Security expert Steve Kardian said the dad did the right thing.
INSIDE EDITION's Diane McInerney asked, "What was the first thing he did that everyone should do?"
Kardian replied, "The first thing he did was something that everyone should do, get on that cell phone and dial 911."
McInerney asked, "Should he have driven home?"
Kardian said, "No. He should go with people, be with people, go to a highly populated, well lit area and you will be safe."
The suspect has been identified as Remy Blaisdell Gagnon. He is 25 years old and works with Apple as a technician. He has been charged with assault and reckless driving.