Thinking that his own 2015 Dodge Ram was damaged in the close encounter, Chase followed the other driver across the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (aka the Tappan Zee Bridge) over the Hudson River and flashed his headlights at him, state police told a local newspaper. But according to the man involved in the fight, Chase got what was coming to him. Landrio said Chase screamed.
Both cars stopped and, according to Landrio, Chase attempted to pull him out of the vehicle and attack him, allegedly screaming "I am going to punch you in the nose".
"We were in the right lane and as we came up to the bridge we went to the middle lane", he said in his parents' home in Suffolk County. "He followed us the whole length of the bridge, driving insane".
Landrio said Chase weaved in and out of traffic to pursue his auto.
"My friend opened his window and just said, 'I apologize, we were just trying to go upstate, '" Landrio said.
Chase is said to have then exclaimed "Do you know who the fuck I am?" and "I am going to ruin your lives!"
Chase then lunged at the auto door. We just tried to get the heck away from him.
The pickup driver told police the actor tried to throw the first punch, and that his alleged assailant merely tried to block his fist.
Landrio, who wants to pursue a career in law enforcement, noted that Chase stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 240 pounds, while he is just 5-foot-11 and weighs 155 pounds. "He was physically trying to harm me".
Chase realized no damage had been done to either vehicles but chose to still approach the driver to "speak to him about his reckless driving" and one of the driver's three passengers gave him an offensive hand gesture. Landrio, of East Patchogue, was arrested and charged with second-degree harassment and was released on an appearance ticket.