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Chesterfield road rage arrest: Teen charged for waving BB gun near Winterpock Crossing

Posted at 11:34 PM, Jan 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-29 08:06:31-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY,  Va. -- Two men were charged with crimes after Chesterfield Police swarmed a Woodlake-area shopping center Wednesday morning. The officers were called to Winterpock Crossing for a road rage incident involving a gun. Brenda Crockett, who works at Winterpock Crossing near Woodlake off Hull Street, took a photo of the parking lot filled with squad cars.

"I counted at least eight cop cars when I pulled up, but there could've been a lot more," Crockett said. "I'm all for people owning guns to protect themselves, but not in a manner of brandishing, because of road rage."

Police respond to ??? to investigate a road rage incident. (PHOTO: Brenda ??)

Police respond to Winterpock Crossing to investigate a road rage incident. (PHOTO: Brenda Crockett)

The incident started in a gym parking lot near Harbor Point about 11 a.m. Wednesday. It ended about a mile-and-a-half west in the shopping center parking after the victim flagged down a sheriff’s deputy and told him two men had waved a gun at him while driving, police said. Police eventually surrounded a car driven by 18-year-old Colt Stone.  It was Stone, police said, who waved a gun in a threatening manner at the other driver. Stone also exchanged words and hand gestures while driving, investigators said.

Colt Stone (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

Colt Stone (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

During the course of their investigation, police discovered the gun used in the road rage incident was actually a BB gun. Stone was charged with brandishing a weapon. His passenger, Joshua Bryant, was charged of possession of drug paraphernalia. Both men were taken to Chesterfield County jail.

Colt Stone and Joshua Bryant (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

Colt Stone and Joshua Bryant (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

"It's very concerning,” said Crockett. “We have the Children's Museum right here right next door, and Enterprise-Rent-a-Car where people are always coming and going. This is a busy area, but it’s also quiet, if that makes sense. We don't see stuff like that."