Man pulls a gun during road rage episode on Sand Hill Road

Daily Post Staff Writer

A driver allegedly pulled out a gun during a road rage incident on Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park police said yesterday.

On Friday around 10:30 p.m., a man was driving west on Sand Hill Road toward Interstate 280 when he noticed that another man in a white Range Rover was driving erratically, said police spokeswoman Nicole Acker.

At one point, the Range Rover suddenly cut off the other car while slamming on his brakes, according to Acker.

The motorist pulled up next to the Range Rover and motioned for the driver to roll down his window.

Meanwhile, the Range Rover driver was rummaging through his center console area, and pulled out a gun, Acker said.

The Range Rover driver did not point the gun at the other driver, but instead held the gun by its slide, Acker said. Still, the motorist told police he felt threatened by the display of the gun.

The motorist pulled off of Sand Hill to avoid any further interactions with the Range Rover driver.

No arrests were made.


  1. There’s no shortage of hot-head drivers on the road but it sounds like the “motorist” who “noticed” the Range Rover was making its driver nervous by acting aggressively himself, possibly following too closely, and then cornering that driver by pulling up next to him. So what’s the observer’s beef, that the Rover driver had the ability to defend himself? And why didn’t he stay clear and get the Rover’s licence number so the police could find the owner and check his gun licence? Like I said, there’s no shortage of hot-head drivers on the road. Is that the message of this article?

  2. Never good to confront drivers. People feel emboldened in cars and it could cost you your life. Just get the license plate number and call the police.

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