'I honestly thought she was going to shoot me,' man says of Harris County attorney


by Malini Basu / KHOU 11 News


Posted on January 20, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 20 at 1:55 PM

TOMBALL, Texas -- An assistant Harris County attorney has been charged in a case of road rage, police said.

Police said Susan Sciacca got so angry while driving on Tomball Parkway, she followed another driver into a parking garage and pulled out a handgun.
"I’m basically scared, I honestly thought she was going to shoot me," said Johnny Leazer, the victim.

Leazer is a husband and father of three boys. He was staring down the barrel of a gun after the alleged road rage incident.

Friday afternoon, Leazer and his wife just finished having lunch at a nearby Panera Bread. He got on 249, not realizing he may have cut someone off.

"Here I see an enraged woman holding a pistol to me, claiming she's an assistant district attorney with Harris County and that I have no right scaring her. I started changing lanes, and all of a sudden I just heard a loud screeching, and I thought she was going to hit me," said Leazer.

Leazer pulled into a nearby bank parking lot.

"I open the door, I get out to walk into the bank, she comes screeching up. Where the tripod is -- gun drawn. I told her to put the pistol down. She told me no. While I have 911 on the phone, she's screaming obscenities and everything," said Leazer.

Leazer says it was all caught on the bank surveillance video. Officers arrested Sciacca on the spot.

"I was fearful," Sciacca told KHOU 11 News when asked about the incident.

She’s charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is out of jail on a $30,000 bond.

Leazer's family is also left shaken up. His youngest son even went to work with him on Sunday.

"I love my dad very much, I couldn't imagine -- I don't think I can go on if anything would've happened to him," said Lance Leazer, the victim's son.

"I was a 100-percent in fear of my life," said Leazer.

The assistant county attorney works in the Family Protective Services Division and deals with cases involving children who are abused or neglected.

The Harris County Attorney's Office said it is aware of the arrest and is reviewing the situation.