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Knife pulled in apparent case of road rage

Dad says 3-year-old was in backseat
Posted at 11:51 PM, Aug 31, 2017

A Las Vegas valley father says a driver pulled a knife in an apparent case of road rage on the 215 beltway near Buffalo Drive Thursday.

The incident was caught on camera.

"My daughter is... my world," said John Emmons.

Emmons says his 3-year-old was in the backseat Thursday morning when a driver cut him off, nearly causing a crash.

"I honked because I was scared," said Emmons.

That man then allegedly getting angry and cursing. The father says he couldn't help but respond.

"I said my daughter's in the car, use your signal and be safe," said Emmons.

That's when video appears to show the man pull out a knife.

"Think about your family," said Retired Metro Sgt. Richard Strader, "...is it really worth it?"

Strader says to avoid road rage, don't take anything personal or engage other drivers.

If someone is being aggressive, he says it's best to just get away from them.  If they follow you, make sure you drive to a public place, like a police station.