For the most part, road rage in Connecticut is completely understandable. Our roads are in terrible shape, traffic is always the worst, and no one can blame you if you lose your temper once in a while. That is, as long as you bust out your power tools.

Michael Salafia from Newington didn’t follow that little rule when he got out of his car at a red light to yell at the driver behind him last month, NBC Connecticut reported. Instead, he thought it would be a good idea to back up his road rage with a chainsaw. He approached the other driver’s car with it, turned it on, and kept yelling.

There are so many problems with this plan, but the biggest one revealed itself when the other driver took out the gun he was carrying legally. It was probably around then that Mike realized chainsaws don’t win gun fights and wisely called it a day. Now he’s facing charges.

Listen, Mike, we all get it. Maybe the guy behind you was following a little too close. Maybe you were just pissed about getting stuck at another red light. Maybe you were just having a bad day. We’ve all been there. But no one – and I mean NO ONE – is impressed that you have a chainsaw, and no one – and I mean NO ONE – is going to excuse the kind of insane reasoning needed to justify taking that chainsaw out during an altercation.

Face your charges, learn your lesson, and accept the fact that you are now the subject of a classic Connecticut Man story.

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