Police: Man Threatens To 'Get A Gun' After Car Inspection Fails

Also, police investigating a car crash in Flanders in which one of the vehicles involved sped off without stopping.

The following incidents were reported by the Town of Southampton Police Department for the week of Dec. 16.


  • A man who was in a car accident in Flanders on Dec. 12 said the other vehicle in the crash took off without stopping. According to police, the accident took place around 5:30 p.m. while the victim was driving his 2003 Toyota west on County Road 24 with two other occupants in the vehicle with him. The victim said the driver of the other vehicle attempted a left turn off of Evergreen Road when the two collided. Neither the victim nor the occupants were injured, but the victim’s car sustained damage to the front fenders. According to police the victim was unable to get a license plate number on the second vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.
  • Someone stole a speaker box out of a vehicle parked in a driveway on Riverside Avenue on Dec. 11. According to police the victim called 911 to report that drivers side window of his 1995 Nissan Pathfinder had been smashed sometime between the hours of noon and 3 p.m. and that one of his two speakers had been stolen out of the vehicle. The value of the stolen speaker box is unknown.


  • An employee at Best Repairs Auto on Riverleigh Avenue called 911 to report a harassment on Dec. 11. According to police, a customer got into a dispute at the garage at around 10:30 a.m. because his vehicle was not passing inspection. The customer demanded an inspection sticker be placed on the windshield despite its failing or he was “going home to get a gun.” The employee called police after the irate customer left. The victim wanted the incident documented without any further action at this time. The customer did not return to the garage.
knee jerk December 22, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Everytime I go for an emissions inspection in New York I almost throw up with some of the inane reasons my car has failed. I can see why this guy flipped out, but it was probably more like he would "kill" himself.


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