Publish Date: 07/18/2017
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Your favorite Dallas Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson revealed to Frisco police he “had road rage” after witnesses stated he backed his pickup into one tailgater and threatened another with a rifle last week in Frisco, according to court documents.
As indicated by The Dallas Morning News, Wilson, 24, was arrested on aggravated assault charges outside Frisco’s Toyota Stadium the evening of July 4. Police said at first that he backed his pickup into a lady and threatened a man with a rifle.
Apparently no other information was released yet why in the world would Damien Wilson, of all people, pull a firearm out on a complete stranger knowing that his reputation would be on the line?
Like in any case with a famous athlete, a reasonable justification sworn statement discharged to The Dallas Morning News on Tuesday says a man waved to officers in the stadium’s parking area and revealed to them somebody in a red pickup truck pulled out a rifle on his sister-in-law.
The man recognized the suspect as Wilson, who was strolling toward the ticket counter. Wilson at first denied having weapons and “said nothing” when police inquired as to whether he was included in an occurrence in the parking area, police wrote in his affirmation. He additionally told police he didn’t hit anybody.
After police confined him for their well-being, he reportedly revealed to them he parked in a spot and hauled out a weapon from his truck.
“I had road rage,” he supposedly explained to police when they inquired as to why he removed his firearm from his truck, police wrote in his arrest warrant sworn statement.
Police at that point backpedaled to the man who made the complaint and requested that he clarify what happened. The man said he and his sister-in-law were saving a parking space for a relative when Wilson pulled into the spot, while the sister-in-law was standing in it.
The man said Wilson exited his truck with a rifle and placed it in the back seat of the truck, the testimony says. The man told police he expected that Wilson would start shooting with his AR-15 if he found any damage to his truck.
“Wilson showed a dangerous weapon amid the commission of this attack, causing [the man] to fear death or genuine real damage to himself,” police wrote in Wilson’s reasonable justification sworn statement.
Police haven’t said whether the lady whom Wilson supposedly was put into harm’s way.
Wilson now faces two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The Dallas Cowboys declined to remark on his arrest a week ago, saying they were investigating what happened.
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