A man has pleaded guilty to threatening another man with a gun because he was driving too fast.
Michael Butler, 32,confronted his fellow motorist in a street in Harlow, Essex on September 11, 2016.
Butler, who lived on the street, claimed his victim, a man in his 30s, was driving too quickly and could jeopardise residents' safety.
The angry resident then went into an address on the same street before returning with a gun, pointing it at the victim and threatening him with it.
The victim called the police and armed officers attended but Butler had left the area - prompting police to request information on the fugitive, pointing out that Butler had a distinctive teardrop tattooed under his left eye and “ENDS” tattooed on the right side of his neck.
Eventually Butler was stopped in nearby Leigh-on-Sea and arrested in July 2017.
Butler, of North Weald, was later charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of Class B drugs.
At Chelmsford Crown Court today (Wednesday, January 24) Butler pleaded guilty to the charges, and he is due to be sentenced on February 2.