A Huntington Beach family is shaken after a man allegedly punctured a tire on their vehicle right outside their home in a case of road rage that began shortly after the victim left a store parking lot.
A neighbor's surveillance camera captured a man approaching the family's vehicle and making a jabbing motion at its right, rear tire. The family suspects an earlier exchange sparked the vandalism.
"I was honestly kind of sketch because the way the guy looked at me," victim Micah Peasley said. "He stared down at me really hard."
Peasley recognized the man in the surveillance footage as the passenger of the vehicle with whom he previously had an exchange.
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Uneasy over the vandalism, family members said they also have concerns about their safety.
"It's still nerve-racking," fictim Nicky Peasley said. "I'm constantly checking the windows and the doors to make sure it's all locked."
The victims have a new perspective on road rage and are offering advice to drivers after their experience.
"Don't throw the middle finger, it's unnecessary," Micah Peasley said. "Put that pride in your pocket. I was lucky, the man could have had a gun."
Huntington Beach Police Department detectives confirmed they are investigating the incident.