Lee County man threatened with gun in a case of road rage

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Lee County man was a victim of road rage Thursday after a stranger pulled out a gun and followed him for miles for honking his horn, according to Lee County deputies.

Ronald Porter was driving to the grocery store on Sunshine Boulevard after work when he saw a blue Chevrolet Impala coming towards him.

“I came out of a curve and it was coming head on at me in my lane passing another vehicle,” Porter said. “So I beeped the horn and threw my hands up.”

However, the man in the Impala made a U-turn and pulled up next to Porter’s car, spitting at his car and threatening him.

Porter then sped away when the man pointed a gun at him through the passenger window.

But the man began following Porter and he immediately called 911.

But the man still pursued Porter for several miles to the intersection at Sunshine and Lee boulevards still pointing the gun at him, causing Porter to fear for his life.

It wasn’t until Porter turned down Homestead Road to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office when the driver finally left.

“I’m just glad that it never got any further than it did,” Porter said.

Luckily, the 911 dispatcher had stayed on the phone with Porter until he pulled into the sheriff’s office.

Porter has filed a police report and hopes this man is caught.

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