A scary confrontation in the middle of the road: Hobbs police say some bikers on their way to a funeral ganged up on a driver after the group stopped traffic at a busy intersection. One of them even pulled out a gun.
It happened on Turner and Sanger on Nov. 15.
Police say a couple of bikers blocked the intersection even after their light turned red, to let the rest of the group through to a funeral.
“We talked to the victim who advised they were blocking an intersection, the light was green. He attempted to go through it, when he cleared the intersection, he was stopped by a motorcycle,” said Det. Eli Gomez.
Surveillance video shows the driver get out, appearing to argue with the group.
Police say Josias Montiel gets off his motorcycle, and starts running towards the car, pointing the gun at the driver.
The driver then runs towards the back of the car with his hands in the air.
“It’s very fortunate because it could’ve ended badly. He could’ve accidentally have slipped and pulled the trigger and it could’ve been a much more serious crime then what we’re dealing with,” said Gomez.
The driver’s wife was in the front passenger seat at the time.
As also seen in the video, she told police a second biker began banging on her window, then hit and broke the passenger rear view mirror.
KRQE News 13 is told police waited until after the funeral to speak with Montiel, who told police that he pulled out gun after being threatened with a knife.
Police say they could not see the driver holding any weapon in the video.
Montiel is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.