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Road-rage driver throws object at car, deputies say

Victims say suspect made hand gestures at them

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A driver cut off several other motorists, pointed his hand at them as if it were a gun and threw an object at another vehicle, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the victim and her passenger called 911 Tuesday afternoon to report a man driving recklessly on U.S. 1.

“I have an (expletive) in front of me,” the caller told a 911 operator. “He’s going reverse on U.S. 1 now. He keeps stopping in front of me.”

The frame of the victim’s passenger side mirror was cracked when the man threw an object at it, records show.

“He just threw something at my car,” the 911 caller is heard yelling to the operator.

Rockledge police officers stopped the driver, identified as 37-year-old Christopher Bergmann, and the victims confirmed he was the same man who harassed them on the road, according to the affidavit.

Bergmann denied being involved in the road-rage incident, authorities said.

“Instead of calming down, he took some kind of action that now has landed him in jail,” Tod Goodyear with the Sheriff’s Office said.

He was arrested on charges of throwing a missile at a vehicle and reckless driving.

Officials from the Brevard County Jail said he posted his $15,500 bond before he had to appear before a judge Wednesday.


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