Local road rage incident goes viral

WASHINGTON — An incident involving a profanity-laced tirade on the side of the road in Sterling, Virginia, has gone viral, being viewed more than 100,000 times online.

The driver of a Jeep is caught on camera shouting expletives at a teenager Thursday afternoon.

“Shut your (expletive) mouth!” the man yells, claiming the teen walked in front of him and nearly caused a crash.

A passing motorcyclist, Michael Crawford, caught the exchange on a helmet-mounted camera. He steps in and tries to calm the man down.

“I figured maybe I should go over and let him know he’s being recorded and that there’s another adult present and hopefully de-escalate the situation,” Crawford explained to WUSA9.

But Crawford only seems to make the situation worse, as the man threatens to press charges against him for harassment.

WUSA9 reports that Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and took everyone’s information down.

Nobody was arrested.

Warning: Graphic language

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