Stopped at a light Friday morning at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Tarpon Avenue, an alert cameraman saw a fight and jumped out to record it with a cell phone camera.
"I guess it's just natural. You want to see what's going on. I saw a fight," said the driver, who did not want to be identified.
With the driver of a truck sandwiched between the door and the frame, the driver of a car stopped in front of the truck walks over and slams the door on the man, twice.
He also goes on a profanity-laced tirade, as he accuses the man of "running him off the road."
"As I got closer, he got bigger, so of course a little fear set in," he said.
The cameraman did not report the incident to the police, and the trucking company did not want to answer our questions.
Psychologist Lori Kleinman says road rage is caused in part by a feeling of anonymity on the road, and by a fuse that has been lit before anyone gets into a car.
"If we are that stressed, if we are that rushed that we get in a car and we can't handle someone waiting five seconds until they cross the light, when it turns green, that's about us," Kleinman said.
We spoke to drivers on U.S. 19 who say fear of a raging driver is everywhere.
"You could be dead in a matter of seconds," said one.
"I just tell myself I want to make it home," said another.
The driver who shot the video of the berzerk man says there's a key lesson to be learned from what he caught on tape.
"I've had situations where I have gotten upset with drivers in the past. You just have to slow it down a little bit and think before you act."
It's unclear whether the trucking company reported this to any police agencies, but Tarpon Springs Police said they had no reports of road rage on U.S. 19 that day.
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