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Road-Rage Driver Sets Car Afire with Flare Gun: Police

Image: Dante Stewart, 63, allegedly pulled out a flare gun and fired it into another car near Capitola Avenue and Woodrose Avenue at around 4 p.m. on Friday.
Dante Stewart, 63, allegedly pulled out a flare gun and fired it into another car near Capitola Avenue and Woodrose Avenue at around 4 p.m. on Friday.Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

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A road rage incident in Santa Cruz County on Friday ended when one of the drivers pulled a flare gun and fired it at the other car, setting it on fire, according to police.

It's not clear what initially set off Dante Stewart, 63, before he pulled out a flare gun and fired it into another car near Capitola Avenue and Woodrose Avenue at around 4 p.m. on Friday.

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However, sheriff's deputies said that it's lucky nobody was injured.

The flare gun ignited a small fire inside the car, which had four people inside.

The driver extinguished it and Stewart, of Capitola, was later arrested at his home.

Stewart is now facing charges of arson and assault with a deadly weapon.

Image: Dante Stewart, 63, allegedly pulled out a flare gun and fired it into another car near Capitola Avenue and Woodrose Avenue at around 4 p.m. on Friday.
Dante Stewart, 63, allegedly pulled out a flare gun and fired it into another car near Capitola Avenue and Woodrose Avenue at around 4 p.m. on Friday.Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

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