Police are investigating after a crazed motorist was filmed revving a chainsaw during a vicious road rage brawl involving four men that disrupted peak hour traffic in Sydney’s west.
Footage posted on the popular Dash Cam Owners Australia page on Facebook showed a shirtless man sprinting up to a white Jeep that had stopped on Horsley Drive in Fairfield about 5pm on Tuesday.
The man threw punches through an open window before the driver, a 34-year-old man, exited his car and retaliated with punches and by hurling a drink bottle.
Two other men wearing hi-vis shirts were seen running to help the driver as the brawl spilled onto the busy road.
The three men subdued the shirtless man. But then he stormed back to his ute and grabbed a chainsaw from the rear tray.
Mobile phone footage aired by Nine News showed the man revving the chainsaw as he walked back towards the white Jeep – which then drove off – as onlookers screamed.
The shirtless man then retreated to his own vehicle, swearing, before noticing he was being filmed.
“Put your f–––ing phone down,” he said to the person behind the camera. “Stop recording.”
The chainsaw-wielding man’s number plate has reportedly been provided to authorities and a NSW Police spokeswoman said local detectives were investigating.
“This type of behaviour is not acceptable in our community under any circumstances,” she said in a statement.