2004-01-16 / Front Page

Road Rage Strikes Cross Bay Boulevard

By Howard Schwach
Road Rage Strikes Cross Bay Boulevard By Howard Schwach

A Rockaway man heading home on Cross Bay Boulevard nearby the Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge on Monday, got the fright of his life when another motorist, apparently angered by the man’s driving, fired two shots through an open car window.

Angel Rosado was driving southbound on Cross Bay Boulevard at approximately 4:10 p.m. on Monday, when a motorist driving a black Lincoln Town Car came up behind him and began tooting his horn at Rosado.

When Rosado did not speed up or pull over, however, the unidentified motorist in the Lincoln pulled next to him, opened his window and pointed a handgun at Rosado.

The driver of the Lincoln moved his hand upward and shot twice in the air.

Rosado pulled to the side of the road and ran into the Jamaica Bay Bird Sanctuary on the west side of the boulevard.

He watched from hiding as the driver of the Lincoln turned his car, went over the divider and sped off northbound toward Howard Beach.

Rosado called police and told them of the incident. Police were unable to find the car, which has what Rosado described as a decal with a "red bird" on its rear window.

Detectives from the 100 Precinct are investigating.

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