Florida police have arrested William Rian Adams, 35, in connection with a violent road rage incident, in which the man allegedly pulled out a gun to threaten the occupants of another vehicle, according to ABC News.
There’s just one more thing. Adams is a priest, managing his flock from the Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, North Carolina.
According to a Florida Highway Police report, Adams was driving a red Chevrolet Corvette when he “attempted to brake-check” another driver. Brake-checking is a process by which one driver pushes harshly on their brakes in order to force the driver behind them to do the same, often causing the second driver to evade quickly to avoid an accident.
The other vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, attempted to pass Adams’ Corvette. That’s when the priest threatened violence, according to the police report.
“As the victim attempted to pass the Corvette, the driver [Adams] pointed a semi-automatic hand gun at them,” the report reads.
The occupants of the pick-up truck were a man, 24, and a woman, 54, from St. Cloud, Florida. They remain unharmed and police have confiscated the gun, a Glock 22, and placed it into evidence.
Adams was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The priest maintains his innocence. WPBF 25 reached out to his church for a comment, but have received no response.
It is unclear what the 35-year-old man of the cloth was doing in Florida, or if he has obtained a lawyer.
[Featured Image: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office]