Santa Cruz Road Rage Dispute Ends in Flare Gun Attack

A 63-year old Santa Cruz-area man ended a road rage argument with a flare gun

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014  |  Updated 8:23 PM PDT
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A road rage incident in Santa Cruz, California, on Friday ended when one of the drivers pulled a flare gun and fired it at the other car, setting it on fire, according to police.

It's not clear what initially set off Dante Stewart, 63, before he pulled out a flare gun and fired it into another car near Capitola Avenue and Woodrose Avenue at around 4 p.m. on Friday.

However, sheriff's deputies said that it's lucky nobody was injured.

The flare gun ignited a small fire inside the car, which had four people inside. 

The driver extinguished it and Stewar, of Capitola,t was later arrested at his home.

Stewart is now facing charges of arson and assault with a deadly weapon.

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