Police make arrest after road rage incident
The Edmond Sun
EDMOND — An Edmond-based pilot faces a felony complaint after he allegedly pointed a gun at passengers in another vehicle, police said.
Friday evening, Darryl Ray Inman, 43, of Edmond, was detained in the parking lot of a shopping complex in the 2200 block of West Edmond Road, according to an Edmond Police report.
According to the report, Inman listed JetBlue as his occupation. Information posted on the Internet at www.stayncharge.com shows that the suspect is an Airbus A-320 captain with JetBlue. The company’s media division declined to comment on Inman’s employment.
Police said they detained the suspect after he returned to his car, a silver Toyota Tundra. Police confiscated a loaded .380-caliber handgun the suspect had been carrying in a pocket and another loaded 9-mm handgun in an overhead storage compartment, according to the report.
The victim was driving west in about the 2000 block of West Danforth Road when the suspect pulled in front of them, changed lanes and almost struck their vehicle near the Pebble Creek addition, police said.
After the victim honked her horn, the suspect hit his brakes, causing her to change lanes. The victim said at that point the two cars were parallel and the suspect began yelling and making rude gestures toward them.
The suspect reached up to what looked like the passenger side visor and took out a small black handgun. He then pointed the gun at them and veered over into their lane, police said.
Police said the victim accelerated, passed the suspect’s car and pulled into a convenience store parking lot. The victim followed the suspect into the Homeland parking lot, took his tag information and called police.
Police questioned Inman, who was arrested on a felony pointing a weapon at another complaint, and transported to the city jail. At the time of the incident, Inman had a valid concealed weapon license, police said.
Inman was not available for comment at his home on Monday. Not every incident leads to a charge under the law. If charges are filed, innocence or guilt is determined by a court of law.
Glynda Chu, spokeswoman for the Edmond Police Department, said the incident is a clear indication of how quickly road rage can change from anger to a potentially deadly situation.
“If you are ever the target of road rage we ask you to please let the police handle it,” Chu said. “The best thing you could do would be to get the tag number of the vehicle and a description if possible of the driver and call 9-1-1 as quickly as possible. Never let anger get the best of you, risking your life or the life of someone else.”