Police in Westford, Massachusetts, have arrested a man accused of pulling out a gun on a man who was out on a driving lesson with his teen brother during an alleged road rage incident.
Westford Police say Hans-Peter Schlueter pulled a gun on a 16-year-old boy who was taking a lesson with his 25-year-old brother on Route 110.
Schlueter, who was driving a “Patriot Lock and Key” company van, allegedly pulled over in a parking lot and began yelling at the two for driving too slowly.
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The older brother decided to call the company that owned the vehicle Schlueter was driving, and went over to get the license plate number for the manager. When he got to the truck, he says Schlueter pulled out a gun, cocked it back and pointed at him.
"I was numb," the victim said. "It was just fight or flight."
In court Thursday, Schuelter admitted to pulling the gun on the man. He also told the judge it was done out of self defense, even sticking with his side of the story while in handcuffs, heading to jail.
"I did nothing wrong," he said. "I protected myself."
"I wouldn't understand why he would do it out of self defense," the victim said. "There wasn't even a conversation that was initiated."
For the teen who was learning to drive, getting his license may take longer - he doesn't plan to get behind the wheel anytime soon.
Schlueter was ordered to hand over all of his firearms and was held on $1,500 cash bail, which the victim was told he posted.
He's due back in court in May.