man shot with a flare gun

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 07:26 AM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

A LaPorte man was shot with a flare gun during what appears to be a case of

road rage.

About 4 p.m. yesterday....police were called to the 800 block of Clement St.

59 year old Ricki Tidey and a friend were standing next to a work van along the


According to police.....a pick up truck drove by nearly striking the men......

Some profanities were exchanged and the driver pulled a flare gun that Tidey

thought was a toy.

But...when he pulled the trigger.....a flare came racing out striking Tidey on his

left forearm.

A red flame was then burning on the ground.

Police say the truck fled.

The suspect was described as his early 20's...skinny with short dark hair.