(Update: On Tuesday, Sept. 19, NewsOK reported that three men in the video above have been charged with felonies for the road rage incident.)
An Oklahoma road rage video shows the beating of an OSU student and other young men threatened at knife-point by a large man who lifts his shirt to reveal a tattoo that makes him “the real deal.”
The O’Colly, OSU’s student newspaper, reported that the video was taken Sunday along a rural Pawnee County road. A GoPro camera mounted on a separate student’s bike captured the altercation, which escalated after one student biker and a man driving a pickup truck were seen yelling at each other along the road.
“We’ve got five kids in this fucking car, and you guys just did that shit!” screamed a woman to the bikers after she exited the truck.
The man in the truck had shoved the biker to the ground before beating him to the point of temporary immobility. Another man in a truck brandished a gun, and a third man in a truck showed up with the knife.
“I’ll blow your fucking head off,” yelled the man with the gun.
The man with the knife in his right hand and the tattoo on his large gut herded the younger men away from the fight with shouts of “I’ll kill you.”
The woman then yells at the fighting man to get back into their truck after he kicks the downed biker a final time.
The O’Colly reported that the man with the stomach tattoo is named Paul Wiseley and was “reportedly arrested and released” Wednesday.
From the O’Colly report:
… but the Pawnee County Jail wouldn’t confirm the spelling of his name or any information related to his arrest when the O’Colly called the jail Wednesday night, claiming because Wiseley was released, it couldn’t release any information.
The Oklahoma Open Records Act states law enforcement agencies must make public jail registers and jail booking information recorded on persons at the time of incarceration including the name, date and cause of arrest, arresting agency and date of discharge. The act makes no exception for whether a person was already released from custody.
The video lasts for nearly 10 minutes, and after the initial fight and a separate skirmish, the two groups argue over possession of a separate camera.
The rhetoric de-escalated slightly, and both sides went their separate ways.
“Go home. Enjoy yourself. I pray for everybody,” the man reported to be Wiseley said.