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Police: Wis. driver pointed gun at other driver

  • Associated Press
  • January 2, 2014 - 8:20 PM

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say a Janesville man was arrested after he allegedly pointed a loaded gun at another driver.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon on the Beltline.

A 19-year-old driver told police he was merging when a passenger in a pickup threw a handful of change at him through his open window.

Police say the 19-year-old followed the truck. WISC-TV (http://bit.ly/1l5DvEf ) reports when he got next to the truck he could see the driver was pointing a weapon at him.

Officers arrested the 42-year-old driver and his passenger, a 51-year-old woman, also of Janesville, after they found a loaded handgun inside the truck. The woman also had a knife in her handbag.

The woman denied throwing coins at the other driver, and told police the 19-year-old had actually cut them off.

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