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2 teens say man threatened them in "road rage' incident

(ran PC edition)

Two Crystal Springs teens were the apparent victims of a road rage incident Tuesday morning during which another driver followed their car and, at a stop light, got out and waved a large wrench at them, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

The suspect, driving south on Crystal Springs Road about 7:15 a.m., apparently became angry because he had to stop to let the teens' northbound car, a 1974 Plymouth Satellite, pass over a narrow bridge, reports said.

The suspect turned around and followed the teens, whose names the Times is withholding because no arrests had been made, a short distance to a stoplight, where he got out and went into his trunk for a wrench, reports said.

Waving the wrench threateningly, the suspect approached the teens' car and tried to open the driver's side door, reports said. But the driver, a 17-year-old girl, had locked the door, and the suspect got back into his car and drove away.

Deputies searched the area but found no sign of the suspect, who was described as a 40-year-old white man with red hair and a goatee.