'Scary and Disrespectful' Road Rage in Pleasanton Caught on Camera

Warning: The video contains offensive and explicit language.

Screenshot of unidentified woman on Youtube video posted by a Pleasanton man who alleges he was harassed on May 14 during a road rage incident.
Screenshot of unidentified woman on Youtube video posted by a Pleasanton man who alleges he was harassed on May 14 during a road rage incident.

A Pleasanton man says he and his girlfriend were followed, harassed and verbally attacked for nearly 30 minutes by a woman driving through Pleasanton last week. 

Jonathan Hurley posted a short video to YouTube showing the unidentified woman and a few seconds of the incident which took place on May 14.

The video, filmed from inside Hurley's car, shows the woman making gestures and yelling ethnic slurs at the Asian couple in the car. The video has garnered almost 8,000 views since it was posted over the weekend. 

Hurley, who is originally from South Korea, says the incident started on a residential street in Pleasanton. Hurley believes the woman may live in his neighborhood. 

According to Hurley, he and his girlfriend were just leaving their neighborhood off of Bernal Avenue to get onto the I-680 north when the incident that he calls "scary and disrespectful" began.

"It started when she was driving thru the neighborhood and I was in the middle of a roundabout (I was there way before she was). I heard her speed up at the roundabout and she tailgated through our neighborhood. She flipped me off at a light from behind so I just looked in my rearview and didn't move. She then pulled up next to me at the next light (I was in the left turn lane getting on I-680) and she was in the lane next to me SITTING THROUGH GREEN LIGHTS. She rolled down her window, started shouting "Hey you, YOU F***ING GOOKS, YOU F***ING GOOKS!" [She] made several other racist remarks, squinted her eyes and made them look like "Asian eyes" and then proceeded to go from the green STRAIGHT lane and cut across a red light to cut me off getting on the freeway. I wish I had taped all of it... She pulled in front of my car on the freeway on ramp and I was making a left. She pulled in front of me and went about 2 mph up the freeway ramp for a few minutes, not letting any traffic pass her... Waiting for me. She then got on the freeway still shouting at us from her car next to us. She then got behind us and tailgated us and followed us for about 15-20 minutes."

Hurley, who told Patch he did nothing to instigate the incident, called 9-1-1 and spoke to both Pleasanton Police and the California Highway Patrol to report the incident as it was happening. 

During the encounter, Hurley says he and his girlfriend were almost forced off of the road several times as the woman allegedly swerved in and out of traffic to catch up with the couple.

Hurley says CHP officers were sent to the area and dispatchers told him to get away from the suspect. Hurley does not believe a report was taken from either agency documenting the incident.

According to Hurley, the woman's car had dealer plates although he says he would recognize her face should he see her again.

Neither the California Highway Patrol nor Pleasanton Police have yet been reached for comment.
DANO94588 May 20, 2014 at 09:46 PM
Wow... touchy aren't we, remember if you are posting your business in a public environment you are open for criticism... I know, I sometimes don't run spell check on my comments so be it ... sad that you consider one or two misspelled words dumb. All I can conclude from this exchange in comments with you both is that maybe there is more to the story. Maybe you bit more than you can chew when you messed with the wrong person but who's to know the truth, since we don't know the other side of the story.. I don't agree with the racial slurs but just giving my opinion...
timothy May 21, 2014 at 09:51 PM
Jayzee there is no reason to start slinging mud with your name calling. How you got racism out of that is beyond me.
Desert Rat May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Well, that escalated quickly.....
J.C. May 26, 2014 at 11:25 PM
worst drivers
Major Hill May 28, 2014 at 10:59 PM
when normal people get into a car they turn into flying tigers. Now me, I 'm as gentle as a Lamb...


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