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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd. In a September road-rage incident in Salt Lake City, a woman sped by in a blocked-off lane to get around a 25-year-old motorist on Interstate 15, then rolled down her window and screamed at him. The man, according to a report in the Deseret Morning News, made an “obscene hand gesture.” The woman then pulled out a .357-caliber revolver, shot off the tip of his middle finger, and sped away, outdistancing the man but later crashing into a barricade.
Car salesman Philip Vandergraff, 35, was arrested in September on a battery charge after an incident at a Ford dealership in Atascadero, Calif. According to customer Jeff Walston, the two were haggling over a car purchase, and when Walston offered $5,000 less than Vandergraff’s price, Vandergraff punched him in the face.
According to police in New York City, after Joe Daniels complained to neighbor Paul Kim in September that Kim’s dogs had bitten Daniels’ cat, Kim allegedly attacked Daniels and in the course of the fight, bit him.
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