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Frightening Road-Rage Incident Draws MPD Warning

Joker Mask police say 22 year-old Jordan J. Scott wore during a road-rage confrontation in Murfreesboro Aug. 1, 2013.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Following a frightening road-rage incident last week, Murfreesboro Police are urging motorists to avoid similar altercations at all costs.

On Thursday, a pair of drivers got into a verbal confrontation after one reportedly cut the other off in traffic. As the situation escalated, police say 22 year-old Jordan J. Scott of Murfreesboro brandished a pistol. He also reportedly put on a joker’s mask.

The two occupants of the other vehicle called police. Jordan was stopped moments later and a loaded pistol and the mask were found in the car.

The MPD’s Kyle Evans says road-rage incidents can quickly get out of hand.

“Just last year we lost a driver who was engaged in a road-rage situation, when his car left the road and struck a culvert.”

Evans says drivers should do whatever it takes to remove themselves from a road-rage situation.

“Pull over to the side of the road. Stop at a parking lot. Go a different way home. But do what it takes to not engage in aggressive driving.”

Police say Scott is now facing charges of aggravated assault, weapons possession, and drug possession.