Marine’s road-rage tirade against NJ woman caught on video
HOWELL — Stop. Just stop.
A military veteran from Brick who apparently mistook a stop sign for a yield has been charged with harassment after his road rage tirade against a woman was captured on video.
And it might not be the first time he's flipped his lid in traffic.
Sean O'Connor, 55, is now facing a Municipal Court complaint, according to published reports.
In the video, O'Connor, who identifies himself as a Marine, berates the woman for cutting him off Wednesday at Herbertsville and Squankum-Allenwood roads.
The woman is heard explaining that he had passed her at a stop sign. O'Connor, frothing at the mouth, insists it was a yield.
Tori Barden told Patch that the man tailed for about a mile before they came to a stop and he began shoving his car into hers. Then he got out of his car and began ranting. She pressed charges the next day.
"I don't want to see anybody getting in trouble I just want to see people getting the help that they need," Barden later said online.
This is not the first time O'Connor has been accused of road rage. Another driver told Patch that she honked and flipped off a man she now believes was O'Connor last year in Howell after he cut her off. The woman says he then slammed on his brakes, got out of his car and yelled at her through the window. The woman said she called 911 but didn't press charges.
O'Connor did not immediately return a request seeking comment Saturday morning.
Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-359-5348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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