Father, daughter terrorized in unusual road rage incident in Raleigh


It unfolded Saturday night at the Ridgewood Shopping Center in Raleigh at Wade Avenue near the Beltline.

The Raleigh man says it was "no accident." He was on the phone with a 911 operator as the whole situation unfolded.

A man had just picked his daughter from the movies when all of a sudden they started being hit repeatedly by the driver of another car.

Dispatcher: 911 "What's the location of your emergency?"

Caller: "I've got a guy that's following me, and he's rear-ended me and now he's following me again."

Dispatcher: "And what is your name?"

Caller: "He hit us again! Oh my God!"

Dispatcher: "And what is your name?"

Caller: "He's just hit us twice!"

Out of nowhere, and for no apparent reason, police say Remy Gagnon starting attacking a father and his daughter on their way home from the movies.

Caller: (screaming) "He just hit us again!"

Not knowing what else to do, the father pulled into a parking lot to wait for police.

Caller: "He's hit me three times now, and here he comes again."

Dispatcher: "OK and you're like circling the Whole Foods parking lot?"

Caller: "I'm trying to figure out what his plate is. (screaming) "He just hit me four times now!"

The situation only accelerated as Gagnon allegedly wouldn't stop hitting the man's Saab. With the situation looking more bleak, the Raleigh man was able to get his daughter inside this store for safety.

Caller: (screaming) "Look, he just broke my window, broke my car. I'm freaking out! Jesus! He's trying to kill us! Please!"

The father also ran inside the store, but Gagnon followed as well but police quickly arrived. He was tased and charged with several crimes.

The father and daughter were not injured.

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