LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a road rage incident in North Hollywood.
The incident happened Monday at Victory and Laurel Canyon boulevards.
The LAPD says they arrested the driver of a white BMW sedan, seen in cell phone video pushing the rear of a pickup truck with the driver’s side door ajar. The video showed smoke spewing from the tires of the BMW as it rammed into the truck multiple times.
An arrest for Assault with a Deadly Weapon has been made in connection with this incident, which occurred Monday evening in the area of Victory Blvd & Laurel Canyon.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 4, 2020
At one point, the two vehicles got close to pedestrians waiting at a bus stop. The video showed people running away.
Witnesses told police the incident began when the truck allegedly hit the car, but the driver didn’t have insurance and tried to take off.
“He was really crushing the truck with so much power,” said witness Alyona Suvvotima who was working nearby. “The truck was right by the bus stop. I was thinking somebody is going to die.”
The BMW driver, David Zulalyan, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was released on Tuesday morning after posting $30,000 bond, according to the LAPD and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
“The driver of the white BMW came outside and he started to argue and he was acting really mad…it was shocking,” Suvvotima said. “The car crash happens but you wouldn’t act this way. He acted really aggressively. A normal person wouldn’t act like that.”
It was not immediately clear what led up to the road rage incident but one witness reported that the driver of the truck originally hit the BMW and tried to drive away.