The motorcyclist and the pickup driver at the center of a viral “road rage” video filmed in Henderson last weekend filed conflicting reports with Henderson police, officials said Wednesday.
The video was taken Saturday, and shows a group of motorcyclists riding together before a man driving a red Chevrolet Silverado truck flipped them off. When the motorcyclist confronted the truck driver at a red light, the driver pulled a gun on the motorcyclist.
The camera that captured the moment was strapped to the motorcyclist’s helmet. As of Wednesday afternoon, the 3½-minute video had garnered more than a million views on YouTube.
“What did I do?” the motorcyclist can be heard saying after noticing that the driver flipped him off.
At the red light, the motorcyclist swerves around to the passenger side of the truck, knocking on the window a few times.
“Why are you guys flippin’ me off? I didn’t do nothing,” the motorcyclist says in a relaxed tone just as the driver opts to roll down the passenger window. That’s when the driver whips a gun out from his center console, aims it at the motorcyclist and shouts back.
In response, the motorcyclist says “Take it easy man. I ain’t doin’ nothing.”
Since it was posted, the video’s description section now reads: “YES I ADMIT I WAS IN THE WRONG FOR GOING UP TO THE WINDOW. YES THIS HAS BEEN REPORTED TO THE POLICE. I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT I HAVE BEEN CLEARED BY THE POLICE FOR ANY WRONG DOING.”
The motorcyclist filed his police report Sunday — the day after the incident, said Michelle French, Henderson police spokeswoman.
“We were able to track down the pickup driver,” she said — the license plate was clearly visible in the video. “He came in and filed a (conflicting) police report Monday.”
French said the case remains open, so she couldn’t comment on specifics, including the truck driver’s identity. But she added that Henderson police were submitting information to the district attorney soon. After that, information about possible charges will be available.
The video was filmed near Boulder Highway and Horizon Drive, according to street signs in the background. The motorcyclist did not respond to initial requests for comment.