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Woman pistol-whipped during road-rage incident in Cleveland

September 27, 2018

Woman pistol-whipped during road-rage incident in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man is accused of pistol-whipping a woman after she followed him after he sideswiped her car.

Brian Pinson Jr., 22, is charged with felonious assault. He is not in police custody and a warrant was issued Tuesday for his arrest.

The incident happened about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14 on Euclid Avenue in the city’s Euclid-Green neighborhood.

The woman told police that a black Audi cut her off as she drove and hit her car, according to police reports. The driver kept driving after the crash and the woman followed in her car, according to police reports.

The Audi stopped briefly and the woman pulled up behind him, but the car sped away. The woman again chased after the car until the Audi stopped at Groton Park on Malden Road, according to police reports.

The woman said she reached down to grab her phone to take photos of the Audi’s license plate when she heard someone at the park shout “He has a gun,” according to police reports.

The woman looked up and the man struck her in the head with a gun as she sat in her car, according to police reports.

The man, later identified by police as Pinson, said: “I run these streets. This is my turf,” according to police reports.

Pinson ran back to his car and sped off.

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