Police: Man points gun at sisters on Del. highway

State Police say a 21-year-old man pointed a gun at two sisters on a Delaware highway.

It was 4:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the southbound lanes of I-495 near Wilmington when Delaware State Police say two young women saw a red ford Explorer tailgating them.

"The vehicle would slow down and speed up-- causing an unsafe situation behind her," Delaware State Police Master Cpl. Michael Austin said.

Investigators say behind the wheel of the SUV was 21-year-old Tyler Nepa. In a matter of seconds, things turned dangerous.

State Police say the 20-year-old driver and her 17-year-old sister, a passenger in the car, continued driving the speed limit when Nepa pulled alongside

"He was pointing a black unknown make or model handgun directly at her and her sister in the vehicle," Master Cpl. Michael Austin said.

Authorities say the driver then sped off, but the two women got his tag number and called police.

State Police quickly traced the plate number to Nepa's home in Wilmington. Investigators say a search of his SUV turned up a loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun. State Police say drivers should never engage another driver. Their best advice is to get away from the driver as quickly as possible.

"If it's safe to do so we say get a description of the vehicle, the operator, a tag number and let us do the work on that," Delaware State Police Master Cpl. Michael Austin said.