Los Angeles, notorious for road rage and amateur videography, has brought the two together in a graphic video filmed on the I-5. The video that was released Tuesday by LiveLeak shows an apparent road-rage incident, turned fight, turned beating. (It was originally posted on YouTube, but that clip has been taken down.)
California Highway Patrol say they've determined the incident happened June 12 around 3:30 p.m. on the northbound 1-5 just south of Seventh Street. Someone called 911 to report the incident, and first-responders arrived within two minutes, but everyone had fled the scene, including the man who was apparently beaten. CHP became aware of the video late Monday when media outlets started calling, asking questions about the incident depicted. CHP then opened an investigation.
On Wednesday, NBCLA identified the man in the red shirt as Jerry Patterson. Patterson told the outlet that the three men in the video tailed him after he accidentally cut in front of them, and the fight started after the cars were caught in traffic.