Escondido, CA (PPN) – An Escondido mother was driving home from a camping trip with her two-year old son northbound Interstate 15 in Escondido when she had a gun pointed at her by a Department of Homeland Security Agent.
A silver Ford Fusion came up fast behind Felicia Ocampo and her son Cohen around Mira Mesa Boulevard. Ocampo says the car tried to box her in with other traffic so she sped up to get away but couldn’t.
“He comes up behind me and it’s like he almost hit the back of my car so I kind of like put on my brakes like ‘Hey get back,’” Ocampo told ABC News. “He was looking at me, he was driving towards me and that’s when he came over right next to my car and that’s when I flipped him off.”
At that point, the agent threatened to shoot her.
“He said ‘Pull the f*** over or I’m going to shoot you,’” Ocampo said. “I see him put on this black Kevlar vest. So I’m like ‘Ok, is he a cop?’”
Things escalated quickly really when the two were pulled over on the side of the freeway.
“That gun was pointed at me and then he told me he was going to put it in my mouth,” she said. “I’m a mess.”
When the agent noticed her son sleeping in the backseat, his demeanor changed. “He comes back out to the car and says ‘It’s your lucky day. My sirens and my lights aren’t working and I don’t have any tickets in my vehicle.”
The agent apologized and said “Well I’m sorry too I don’t even know what happened,” before smiling and walking away.