A woman in Albuquerque, New Mexico was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 27, after she was so incensed with a car’s vaccination sticker that she threw things at the vehicle, before later brandishing a gun to the fear of the owner.

Thirty-three-year-old Christina Blair was arrested after she was accused of honking at and yelling obscenities at car owner Gabriel Chavez, before throwing a water bottle at him in the ensuing rage of the incident, NBC affiliate WFLA reported.

Chavez, in an attempt to get away from the irate woman, backed into her car accidentally. When he exited his car to exchange insurance information with her, Blair reportedly went into her glove compartment and took out a gun, which she appeared to have made ready to fire, according to The Smoking Gun.

“It is a little childish to do something like that, especially if people do have different views in regards to that, but overall, I think there has to be some sort of solution with the road rage here in Albuquerque,” local resident Craig Soule said about the incident.

Blair, who said she sells Dodge automobiles for a living, said that she only took out her gun because she was fearful of Chavez. She also admits that she started harassing him after she saw a sticker in his car that said “vaccinated,” according to the New York Daily News.

Authorities, however, doubt the veracity of Blair’s excuse.

“Throughout the course of my investigation, I was able to determine that Christine did have an opportunity to leave the area in her vehicle, but instead overtly reached into her vehicle and retrieved a handgun threatening Gabriel with the firearm,” police said in a statement.

Chavez had captured the incident all on video, which he has given to the police as evidence for Blair’s harassment crimes. Many residents in the area are now concerned that the amount of road rage incidents happening in the city is increasing, with no end in sight.

“I think it’s just important, now more than ever, that we not let the things that are going on with the pandemic and the economy and everything else get to us,” local Rita Lush said. “The road is not the place to express your frustrations.”

A road rage incident in Albuquerque, New Mexico involved a "vaccinated" car sticker that prompted 33-year-old Christina Blair to brandish a gun against the car's owner. This is a representational image. C Joyful/Unsplash.

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