DUNWOODY, Ga. — A woman reportedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at a utility worker during a Dec. 10 altercation along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.
According to the police report, Jaida Mykia Mitchell, 21, of Norcross, drew the weapon during a traffic dispute. The utility worker, a 42-year-old Union City man, told officers he had to stop his utility truck in the right lane of traffic to complete a job. The man said Mitchell pulled alongside his truck as he was merging into the lane, then pulled in front of his vehicle and got out of her car. He said she started yelling at him, refused to leave, then went back to her vehicle and retrieved a loaded gun.
Mitchell pointed the gun at the utility worker’s head and threatened to kill him, the report stated. The man was able to overpower her and wrestle the pistol away. The victim handed the gun off to a witness who corroborated his story.
Mitchell claimed the contractor cut her off in traffic, nearly causing a collision. She told officers when he stopped, she pulled over and got out of her car to confront him, but he called her a derogatory name and “bucked at her” during the confrontation. She claimed she retrieved her gun and pointed it at the man because she feared for her safety, according to the report.
Police arrested Mitchell and charged her with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during a crime, battery and reckless conduct.