Road rage drives fleeing father, daughter into Raleigh grocery store
Posted February 27
Raleigh, N.C. — A man is in jail after police say he terrorized a Raleigh father and his 14-year-old daughter in what appeared to be a random case of road rage.
Remy Blaisdell Gagnon, 25, of 1805 Spiny Ridge Court, was arrested Wednesday on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and careless and reckless driving in connection with the Feb. 8 encounter.
Police say Gagnon repeatedly rammed his SUV into the car of Jay Jost, beginning in a neighborhood behind Ridgewood Shopping Center on Wade Avenue.
Gagnon then followed Jost into the shopping center's parking lot and continued hitting the back of the car," according to a 911 call.
"Look, he just broke my window broke my – I'm freaking out," Jost told emergency dispatchers. "He's trying to kill us. Please send someone."
According to the call, Jost's car was rammed at least five times before he and his daughter jumped out of the vehicle and ran into a Whole Foods grocery store.
Jost told the 911 operator it appeared Gagnon might be drunk.
Police say Gagnon followed them inside the store. Officers arrived shortly thereafter.
Gagnon was later taken to Rex Hospital and then taken to another facility for in-patient treatment, police said.
He was arrested following his release Wednesday and was also charged with two counts of simple assault for allegedly kicking an EMS employee and biting a firefighter, police said.
Gagnon was in the Wake County Detention Center Thursday under a $170,000 bond.