Police: Tenn. man shoots at driver in rush to sale

Police: Tenn. man shoots at driver in rush to sale (Image 1)
Police: Tenn. man shoots at driver in rush to sale (Image 1)

CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) – A man from East Tennessee was arrested the day after Thanksgiving after authorities said he fired a handgun at another driver in his rush to get to a Walmart for a Black Friday sale.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports 62-year-old Jerry Leon Poe remained in jail on Monday after he was arrested on Oak Ridge Highway in Anderson County early Friday.

According to a police report, Poe told a deputy he had waited in line for five hours to buy a stereo for his grandson, but the store sold out and he was driving to another Walmart when he fired the shot at another driver “to scare her into moving.”

He blamed frustration and told the deputy that “he did not know what came over him.”

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