DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - Dramatic video captures road rage on the streets of Denham Springs.
"You start getting nervous as to what's going to happen next," said Matt Guidry.
The 32-year-old was behind the wheel around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on Juban Road.
Guidry, his wife and their two young daughters were headed to a family birthday party when they got stuck in bumper to bumper traffic. He says when he would not move over to let an aggressive driver pass, the woman pulled over and went on a tirade.
"She walks up, she came up and was obviously talking, two-times open palm," said Guidry reenacting the striking motion he says the woman used to hit the front-passenger window with.
Guidry then started recording the incident with his phone. Video shows the woman getting back into her car and driving off, but just when you think it's all over, she throws a handful of change at Guidry's windshield and scares the children.
"Oh, my God," one of them can be heard yelling.
The woman then stops again, gets out and pops the trunk.
Guidry says he became afraid things were about to turn deadly. He stopped recording.
"That's when I started really getting concerned that maybe she had a weapon," said Guidry.
But fortunately, she did not.
Guidry says she grabbed a jacket and that was the end of it.
His wife called 911. They showed sheriff's deputies the video but Guidry says he was told no charges would be filed because no one was hurt and there was no damage to his car.
"We do see a good bit of road rage out there and it's something that if we can catch that person, that offender, it's something that they can be ticketed for and documented," said TFC. Jared Sandifer with LA State Police.
National transportation officials at the NHTSA say two-thirds of traffic deaths are caused by aggressive driving and half of drivers on the receiving end of road rage respond aggressive themselves.
But Guidry says he did not.
"It doesn't take much to really trigger anger in some people. She may be the nicest lady in the world but just was having a bad day," said Guidry.