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Woman accused of pointing gun during road-rage incident

Police say woman threatened to 'bust a cap'

Kayla Nogues
Kayla Nogues


ORLANDO, Fla. – A woman who had her infant son with her is accused of pointing a gun at another driver during a road-rage incident Sunday in Orlando, according to the Orlando Police Department.

The victim said he pulled his red Dodge onto Conroy Road and was nearly hit by a silver Jeep that was in his blind spot. The driver of the Jeep sped up then braked to avoid hitting the Dodge and both vehicles continued down the road, authorities said.

The victim and his passenger had lunch at a nearby restaurant, and when they tried to leave, the family from the silver Jeep stood in front of the Dodge to prevent it from leaving, police said.

The man said, "You about hit my car" and Kayla Nogues, 24, passed her infant son to her mother and started to yell at the man, according to the arrest affidavit.

Nogues grabbed a small black handgun from her backpack, pointing it directly at the victims and telling them she would "bust a cap," police said. 

Nogues stepped back, allowing the Dodge to leave, when she noticed one of the victims was attempting to film her, the report said.

The victims drove off and called 911 while Nogues and her family went into Picture People.

Police found Nogues while she was in the portrait studio. She admitted getting into a verbal dispute but denied brandishing a gun, the report said.

Police said they searched Picture People and found a small black handgun in a trash can in the restroom. Employees said Nogues was the only customer to use the restroom since the trash can had been emptied.

Nogues is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, destruction of evidence and carrying a concealed firearm.


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