FORT LAUDERDALE — A Florida man forced another driver out of his vehicle at gunpoint and threatened to kill him, because he was angry about a possible hit-and-run crash, police said.
Saleh Saleh, 24, of Hollywood, was arrested Sunday night and charged with aggravated assault, according to a Fort Lauderdale police report.
Saleh followed a silver Jeep for more than a mile before he was able to force the driver to pull over, police said. After forcing the other driver out of his vehicle, Saleh made the man kneel and held a handgun to the other man’s head.
Officers responded following 911 calls from several witnesses. When police arrived, they told both men to put their hands up. Saleh initially refused, claiming that he had a concealed weapons permit and was acting within his rights, but eventually complied, police said.
Saleh told police that the Jeep had hit his car and that the other driver refused to stop. The Jeep driver told police he didn’t realize he had hit Saleh’s car. Officers noted minor damage on Saleh’s car. Saleh didn’t call 911 to report the hit-and-run crash, police said.
Saleh was free on $15,000 bond. Court records didn’t list an attorney for Saleh.