COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A Cobb County man is accused of pulling a gun on two women and a child in traffic. It happened after a crash in Marietta.
Minutes later, 911 operators recorded him saying he would not stop for black people.
Asia Lewis and Kimberly Carter were with their 1-year-old godson when they remember someone clipping their side mirror. But they said the driver didn't pull over when they asked him to, they told Cobb County police he reached for his handgun.
“He grabbed his gun and just put it on his dash, like he was trying to scare us or something,” said victim Asia Lewis.
It happened on Terrell Mill Road and Delk Road Monday around 4 p.m.
Carter already had a leg injury and they were all headed home when the crash happened, and they tried to de-escalate the situation.
“I yelled out, ‘You don’t have to do all that, we're not pointing a gun at you, or doing anything to you, we're just trying to let you know that you hit my car,’” victim Kimberly Carter said.
While they were on the phone with 911, so was the driver, later identified as 59-year-old Stephen Abbot.
Channel 2 Action News got our hands on the 911 call.
Abbott on the phone with 911 operator: “I don't know who these people are. I have no idea what they're doing, but I am not going to stop in traffic for two black people in a beat-up old car.”
Police showed up and arrested Abbot nine miles away and charged him with misdemeanor hit-and-run and pointing a gun.
Channel 2’s Matt Johnson went by Abbott’s house to get his side, but he did not want to talk.
Lewis and Carter say they hope to be repaid for damages, but they say none of this should have happened.
“We shouldn’t be treated differently because we're black,” Lewis said.
Abbott is out on bond now, and later in his 911 call he said the two women had insulted his "family heritage."
Both women say they never brought up race, only the damage that was caused.
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