A Hinesville woman was allegedly threatened with a firearm the evening of March 31, while traveling home on E.G. Miles Parkway.
According to Hinesville Police Officer, Sgt. Donnie Nunnally, the woman was traveling westbound on E.G. Miles Parkway around 11 p.m.
According to HPD Assistant Chief of Police Tracey Howard, the woman was entering Cypress Creek Mobile Home Park and had slowed down due to the speed bumps. As she slowed down the woman reported that the car behind her hit her bumper.
Howard said the woman pulled over and stepped out of her car to check for damage. Howard said the woman reported the male driver exited the vehicle holding what appeared to be a long gun with a drum-like magazine. Howard said the description would match what an AK-47 would look like. Howard said the frightened woman got back in her car and pulled away. The woman reported the male driver followed her for a bit, but as she sped off she soon lost sight of the car.
Howard said the woman described the man as a thin black male wearing a dark hoodie. It was around the same time that Howard said his department received a call about an accident at a car wash at 910 E. G. Miles Parkway. Howard said, based on evidence found at the scene and surveillance footage they have reason to believe the driver who threatened the woman was the same person who caused the other accident.
The surveillance camera showed the driver plowing into a fire hydrant and traveling several feet into a car wash business where he smashed into a machine used to pay for a car wash. The man exited the vehicle and fled. The vehicle burst into flames after making impact with the machine.
A man matching the description the woman provided can be seen running from the car. Howard said HPD recovered the car and the case is under investigation.
It was reported that the woman drove to GATA’s Sports Bar and Grill to seek safety and called the police. She was unharmed.
Anyone with information is asked to call HPD at 368-8211.