Police: Man arrested in road rage incident in Chester County

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Police: Man arrested in road rage incident in Chester County

EXTON, Pa. -- Police have arrested a man after a road rage incident in West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania.

It happened on Monday on East Swedesford Road when the victim was travelling east with his 18-year-old son.

Police say 49-year-old Scott Sanford of Exton allegedly began tailgating the victim's vehicle.

He then allegedly passed the victim's car on the left and nearly struck the victim's vehicle as he pulled back in front of the victim's car and stopped.

Sanford then exited his vehicle with a retractable baton in his hand and began approaching the victim's vehicle, police say.

The victim then backed his car up away from the approaching Sanford.

Sanford got back into his car and drove off.

Meanwhile, the victim's son recorded the incident on his cell phone.

Patrol officers located Sanford at his residence after viewing the video and obtaining the license plate number for his vehicle.

The officers made contact with Sanford and were able to recover the baton.

Sanford has been charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, prohibited offensive weapon, possessing instruments of crime, recklessly endangering another person, harassment and traffic offenses.