Two men wrestle over misunderstanding

August 15, 2008 9:09:00 PM PDT
This story can best be described as bizarre. It involves a broken down vehicle, an obscene gesture and claims of an angry man wielding a hack-saw. It happened in League City the day before Tropical Storm Edouard hit the area.

On August 4th, Dusty White's SUV battery was dead and he needed a jump. He had the cables but needed a Good Samaritan to stop by and help him out. That's when Keith Jordan passed by.

White waved him down to stop but Jordan kept going until he said he noticed some negative nonverbal communication from the side of the road.

"Why did he give me the finger," Jordan asked. "Bud, I know what a wave and what finger is." White says he didn't send any gesture but a simple wave of his hand.

But it was too late. Road rage was in full bloom. Jordan, 55, had reached for tool in his truck.

"I reached down here and got my hacksaw," Jordan told us.

"The first thing that came to my mind is I could lose my life over something that is simple as me trying to get a jump," White said.

Next the two were wrestling on the ground in a gas station parking lot. Lucky police were on the scene in seconds and Jordan, who says personal stress was already affecting him, let the rage take over.

"I should have never done what I did," Jordan said. "And I admit that."

League City police say because Jordan pulled that tool out of his truck he is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His court date has not yet been set.

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