Federal Agent Draws Gun During 'Road Rage' Incident in Farmington Hills

The following information was supplied by the Farmington Hills Police Department. Arrests and charges do not indicate a conviction.

A 44-year-old West Bloomfield Township man who identified himself as a federal agent drew his weapon during a "road rage" incident involving a Farmington Hills man Friday afternoon in the area of Nine Mile and Middlebelt. 

According to the Farmington Hills police report, officers drove to Seven Mile Road and Middlebelt, where Livonia officers were talking with both drivers. The Farmington Hills man told police that the West Bloomfield Township man cut him off and forced him into on-coming traffic while merging into a lane just south of East Middle School. The Farmington Hills man said he and the other driver pulled over, exchanged words, and the other driver pulled a gun on him and displayed a badge.

The report indicated that witnesses told police the Farmington Hills man was aggressive toward the other driver, who identified himself as a police officer and pulled his weapon after the Farmington Hills man began walking toward him. The West Bloomfield man told police he feared for his safety and that of his 17-year-old daughter, who was in the vehicle with him.

Police did not take either driver into custody, according to the report. 

Michael Ritenour March 27, 2013 at 04:31 PM
I don't care if the man is a "federal agent" (whatever that means), he had no business getting involved in a road rage incident, pulling over, and getting out of his car, let alone pulling a gun, especially with his daughter in the car! What was he thinking?? More important, what will his "agency" do about it?
Christine ingersoll March 27, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Neither driver was taken into custody ? Even if this guy IS a federal agent, my tax dollars are paying for his right to terrify and threaten people on the road? At the very least, I hope this incident was reported to his agency. It was a blatant misuse of power .
Scott Winder March 29, 2013 at 12:11 PM
If the witnesses are to be believed, he pulled the gun in self-defense after being approached aggressively. He could easily have made a mistake while driving and pulled over to make sure the other driver was okay. The event should be investigated, but it's premature to assume that either party is guilty of misconduct.


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