The man who posed as a police officer and told a trucker to apologize to Jesus for speeding just days ago has been arrested again for another road rage incident involving a truck driver.
Man’s First Road Rage Attack Against Trucker Is Prelude To The Next
Haris Mackic, 49, was arrested on February 26 after he forced a truck driver to pull over on I-43 just south of County Road V in Wisconsin. Mackic reportedly believed that the trucker was speeding at over 70 m.p.h. and reportedly climbed on the hood of the truck, broke off the antenna, and demanded that the trucker apologize to Jesus for speeding. When law enforcement arrived, Mackic maintained that he was a police officer and claimed that he worked in the same department as the arresting officer. He was charged with impersonating an officer, disorderly conduct, and criminal damage to property.
Trucker Threatened By Tailgating SUV With No Headlights
New reports say that Mackic was involved in a similar incident on March 7. Around 11:15 p.m. a truck driver who had been traveling on Highway 23 called 911 to report that a dark colored SUV had been driving aggressively around him, tailgating him and driving without headlights. The trucker left the highway to try to elude the SUV, but the SUV driver was able to follow him. The trucker told police that the SUV had its window open and he was concerned that the driver might try to shoot him. By the time police arrived, the SUV had driven off.
Police Struggle To Apprehend Repeat Truck Driver Harasser
The truck driver was able to provide police with the SUV’s license plate number. They recognized it as Mackic’s and drove to his home, where they found him pacing back and forth in his driveway. He threw a coffee cup at an officer and then hid in his house.
Mackic’s wife told police that her husband was suffering from issues with PTSD. Police were able to coax him out of the house, but then were forced to tackle and Taser him in order to subdue him.
Mackic was charged with resisting an officer and several counts of bail jumping and disorderly conduct after resisting arrest