Victim explains road rage incident with Santa Fe psychologist

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When police showed up, one driver was standing on the side of the street pointing a gun at another driver. The man behind that scary road rage scene, a Santa Fe psychologist.

The victim said he pulled over to try and get a license plate number for an aggressive driver that seemed to be following him, but that man stopped too.

“He was standing right here with the gun pointed at me like this,” the victim said. 

That driver said he was in his car on the phone with dispatch when a gun was aimed in his direction. 

I was in extreme fear for my life, that’s why I didn’t drive away because I thought I was going to die at any moment,” the victim said. 

When Santa Fe police arrived at the scene on Cerrillos near I-25, they say 65-year-old William Hunt, a psychologist, had his finger on the trigger. 

The victim walked officers through a bizarre encounter that he said started as he was leaving work. 

“He passed me very angrily on the right turn lane on the shoulder after we’d gone through the light which I thought was odd,” the victim said.

He said the aggressive behavior continued, so he pulled over to get out of harm’s way and get a license plate number.

“He started to flash his lights and chase me and that’s when I pulled over and he pulled over behind me,” the victim said. 

Yet, Hunt tried to tell police he was trying to avoid trouble, but his explanation didn’t make much sense. 

“He was ahead of me by then I pulled over and I kind of lost track of it,” Hunt said. 

Even after police defused the situation, the victim, a father of three who works for Meow Wolf, told police he had no clue why Hunt was targeting him.

“I feel like I’m a pretty aware driver because I drive so much, I don’t think I cut him off,” the victim said. 

Police said the victim in the incident was unarmed. 

Hunt specializes in clinical psychology and has nearly 30 years of experience. Police said he has filed police reports in the past about stalkers following him. 

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