HOUSTON – A Houston man is accused of pulling a gun on another motorist just because the man was driving too slowly, according to Houston police.
David Charles Patronella, 56, was charged with aggravated assault.
Police said Patronella was driving behind another man southbound on Highway 6 on September 28. When the two drivers reached a light on Westheimer at Briargreen, Patronella allegedly lowered his window and pointed a gun at the other driver. No words were ever exchanged.
Patronella continued on his way once the light turned green, but the other motorist followed him.
The motorist wrote down Patronella’s license plate number and the address of his home. He then turned that information over to police. The victim said he did not know who Patronella was or why he was upset, but thought it could have been because he was driving slow.
The victim was also able to identify Patronella by a photo lineup created by police.
Patronella’s bail was set at $30,000.