Jun 10, 2021 4:09 PM

Police looking for people involved in road rage incident

Posted Jun 10, 2021 4:09 PM
<b>The Salina Police Department seeks information about the two men seen with this black car.</b> Photo courtesy Salina Police Department
The Salina Police Department seeks information about the two men seen with this black car. Photo courtesy Salina Police Department

By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
Salina Post

The Salina Police Department seeks the public's help in identifying two men believed to be involved in a road rage incident at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

A witness called police to report hearing a vehicle honking repeatedly, Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning. When she looked out, she saw a Toyota 4Runner stalled in the 500 block of S. Ninth Street. She also saw what she described as a "black muscle car" behind the 4Runner, and inside the car were two white males who were screaming at the driver of the 4Runner.

A short while later, the driver of the 4Runner got the vehicle running and pulled off of S. Ninth Street onto Washington Street and then pulled to the curb, Forrester said. The witness told police that the muscle car followed and the two people got out and attempted to pull the driver of the 4Runner from the vehicle.

After the incident, the driver of the 4Runner, identified by Forrester as Mario Lachica Quintana, 56, of Salina, went to the Salina Police Department to report what had happened. Forrester said he basically gave the same account as the witness.

Lachica Quintana also told police that the passenger from the muscle car punched the passenger-side mirror off of the 4Runner. The damage was estimated at $100.

Forrester said that anyone who has information about this incident or who knows who the people in the muscle car are is asked to contact the Salina Police Department at 785-826-7210.