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It's the Wild West out there, nowhere more so than in the Sunshine State, where Central Florida's WESH 2 news reports that a man fired several shots through his own windshield after he says the driver of another car pointed a gun at him. Dashcam footage captured the incident, which took place on Florida's Highway 417 in Orange County.

The driver, Marco Mazzetta, posted the footage to YouTube (naturally), and it shows him squeezing off several shots at a Nissan 370Z, all while traveling at 93 mph. According to Mazzetta, the Nissan was being driven aggressively and it bumped Mazzetta's truck when he tapped the brakes. Then it passed him, and the driver pointed a gun at him out the window. That's when Mazzetta opened fire.

"I know this video doesn't capture my smartest moments," Mazzetta wrote in a text to WESH 2, then adds, "but I hope any idiot criminal with a gun watching thinks twice before loading, brandishing & aiming their firearm at someone over a traffic infraction."

The unusual, um, tactic of shooting through one's own windshield last came up a couple of years ago when a Las Vegas police officer fired through the windshield of his cruiser at murder suspects in an SUV he was pursuing, with a Florida deputy doing the same thing a few months later. It's a move that seemed to carry a lot of inherent danger when a law enforcement officer was doing it — much less when it's done by a participant in a road rage incident — though the Vegas officer's superior shrugged it off at the time as allowable under department policy.


 
But did he hit the guy? Stop the threat?
Need more details.
 
But did he hit the guy? Stop the threat?
Need more details.

In the video the guy in the Porsche sped off. They were both going down a 4-lane highway and the Porsche pulled in front, stuck his gun out the window, and the driver opened fire, shattering his own windshield. Then the truck's passenger was crying about the driver firing his gun :lmao:

Saw the video yesterday on another site, was one of the good ones.
 
I'm undecided, not all brake checks are equal
a little brake check, ie, brake lights and scrub 5mph off is acceptable if the conditions warrant it, ie, not hanging out in the fast lane, not able to move over and pass, it's a message that you're willing to do the big brake check, and hold on a fucking minute

I'll watch the video again, but it didn't seem like a full on lock them up wreck this dude's car kinda brake check

The guy might have been legal all the way around, but maybe itching for a confrontation, it'll be interesting to see what plays out
 
I was thinking more along the lines of lobbing a few rounds down the highway and putting others in danger but those work too.

So a home owner should be arrested for defending his house cause he put other house owners in danger by firing? Could easily go that direction as well. Not saying it was a smart move on the drivers part.
 
So a home owner should be arrested for defending his house cause he put other house owners in danger by firing? Could easily go that direction as well. Not saying it was a smart move on the drivers part.

I'm sure it has gone that way for home defense cases in the past. But short of running down the road shooting from the hip in the general direction of an escaping car, it's really not a comparable situation.
 
I'm undecided, not all brake checks are equal
a little brake check, ie, brake lights and scrub 5mph off is acceptable if the conditions warrant it, ie, not hanging out in the fast lane, not able to move over and pass, it's a message that you're willing to do the big brake check, and hold on a fucking minute

I'll watch the video again, but it didn't seem like a full on lock them up wreck this dude's car kinda brake check

The guy might have been legal all the way around, but maybe itching for a confrontation, it'll be interesting to see what plays out

I don't agree with brake checks at all. Get the fawk out of the way if a faster car comes up behind you. Pretty simple, you saw him coming in the mirror.
 
Nothing other than being very expensive. The clip just looked like an ad from BRC.

Yeah I'm sorta hooked on thier crack.

I'm sure it has gone that way for home defense cases in the past. But short of running down the road shooting from the hip in the general direction of an escaping car, it's really not a comparable situation.

It just opens it up to get to that. Oh well this time we are okay with arresting this dude with this one certain case but no further. And repeat again until all gun owners are being arrested. How we ended up with 75% of our stupid gun laws.

Driver perceived a threat from someone else. Someone else pointed a weapon at him and he responded. Did he shoot the car next to him or behind him or the school bus full of nuns on the other side? Does not appear so.
 
I don't agree with brake checks at all. Get the fawk out of the way if a faster car comes up behind you. Pretty simple, you saw him coming in the mirror.

You know, it really depends on the situation, man.

This last trip to Colorado was some of the worst drivers in every state (MO was the worst around St. Louis). I believe we were in Kansas, I was clipping along doing about 85-87 mph. The car in front of me sped up as I was passing, and I was just cruising, biding my time. I couldn't back off, because a minivan was on my bumper, so I was stuck trying to pass without hitting 90 + mph.

Douchebag in the minivan pulls past me, flipping out, screaming in his car, waving his hands, and speeds off, only to jump off on the next exit.

I can't tell you how many times cars will cut me off as I'm just about to turn out of the fast lane, into the passing lane after passing someone, insuring a safe distance between the vehicle I just passed. Then it's an endless sea of idiots passing on the right, not letting you move over. This is especially a problem when towing a trailer across the country. My conclusion is that people suck anymore and their patience is at an all time low.
 
It just opens it up to get to that. Oh well this time we are okay with arresting this dude with this one certain case but no further. And repeat again until all gun owners are being arrested. How we ended up with 75% of our stupid gun laws.

Driver perceived a threat from someone else. Someone else pointed a weapon at him and he responded. Did he shoot the car next to him or behind him or the school bus full of nuns on the other side? Does not appear so.

Shooting while piloting a 2 ton weapon just sounds like a bad idea. Did he actually break any laws? With the thousands on the books I'm sure he violated at least one, but whether or not anything comes of it (or if anything even should) isn't up to me.
 
I don't agree with brake checks at all. Get the fawk out of the way if a faster car comes up behind you. Pretty simple, you saw him coming in the mirror.

don't mistake me for somebody camping out in the fast lane, or not understanding and driving courteously (sp)
I clearly stated having nowhere to go, ie locked in and somebody gets up in my ass, yes, he was faster, but now we're all going to go the same speed as the 37 cars ahead of both of us and to the sides. In my experience a gentle brake check de escalates things, I'm talking more lights than decelleration.
I consider it a warning, and it's generally well received, YMMV

looking at the video, and the original the guy posted, there's a lot going on, but the dash cam lists mph, and looking out the windows, somebody with more patience could graph out the whole thing, but it appears to me that truck guy never blocked in car guy, never impeded his path, I didn't see the brake check, he says he did, so it must have been minor.

i don't quite understand speeding up to follow the car, either he became hot headed, or he was trying to get a plate number, I'm assuming hot headed
 
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