Police Describe Road Rage Damage to Car as Extensive
DES MOINES, Iowa - A driver told police that a road rage incident started when he and his passenger told a motorcyclist to "slow down" on Monday.
The two people in the car told police that the motorcycle passed them at a high rate of speed while traveling down East 14th Street about 4 p.m.
After they yelled "slow down" at the motorcyclist, the two said the man pulled his cycle in front of the car and then backed part of the bike into the car's bumper and hood, according to a Des Moines police report.
The man then got off the cycle and jumped on the hood of the car and eventually onto the windshield -- shattering it, the two told police.
The two said the man continued to try to kick out the windshield even after cutting his hand.
The two jumped out of the car, but the man pursued them, according to the police report.
Officers reported the incident was captured on cellphone video.
"The damage to the victim's car was extensive," reported police.
The motorcyclist told police that the driver had tried to "run him down."
The man's bleeding hand was bandaged, but officers reported he took off the bandage and smeared blood throughout the interior of the squad car he was sitting in. He was taken to a hospital to have his hand checked out.
Officers reported that he told them "this was not over" and that the victims "would see him again and he would finish them."
The man was taken to the Polk County Jail. Police requested a no-contact order be issued to protect the victims.
The motorcyclist was identified as Jason Dunn, 38, of Des Moines. He was charged with second-degree and fifth-degree criminal mischief, two counts of first-degree harassment and two counts of simple assault.
The case remains under investigation.
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