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Road rage incident escalates in Cranberry Township; man accused of flashing a gun

CRANBERRY, Pa. (KDKA) – A Cranberry Township man is facing charges after a road rage incident went too far at the intersection of Routes 228 and 19.

“One of the parties involved took a gun, waved it out the window (and) pointed it at the ground,” Lt. Chuck Mascellino said.

Investigators say it started after the victim honked his horn at Jairo Cardona-Mancia, who almost hit him.

Court documents say the 23-year-old flashed the gun a second time as the victim drove behind him.


Road rage incident escalates in Cranberry Township; man accused of flashing a gun

“Some people don’t take it very well. You should get to a safe place as soon as possible and call 911,” Lt. Mascellino explained.

Cranberry Township police advise you not to follow or leave the vehicle to confront the other driver and call police immediately.

“It’s understandable that emotions are involved, but everyone’s safety is paramount,” Lt. Mascellino said.

Cranberry Township police responded and eventually caught up with Cardona-Mancia.

Investigators say he admitted to flashing the gun, which turned out to be stolen from Louisville, Kentucky.

According to the complaint, officers found suspected cocaine intended for distribution.

Police also discovered that Cardona-Mancia was driving with a suspended license.