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NEWBURGH, N.Y. – A man in New York is facing hate crime charges after an alleged road rage incident that targeted a father and son.

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William Ryan of Newburgh was arrested Tuesday and charged with second degree menacing as a hate crime after an incident Saturday, WABC reported.

Robert McLymore, who is Black, told WABC that he slowed down while driving to let another car pass in front of him, which left the white driver behind him enraged.

“I look into my rearview mirror and I see him coming up to the car,” McLymore told WCBS, saying that Ryan was holding a box cutter. “He was walking to my car, with his hand on the window and said, ‘I’ll stab you with the knife, and I’ll stab you, I’ll stab you.’”

McLymore told WABC that Ryan also attempted to rear-end his car, and claimed to be a state trooper. The New York State police told WCBS that Ryan has no affiliation with any law enforcement agency.

“I couldn’t believe the racial epithets, him saying that he was a cop or a trooper,” McLymore told WABC. “Most of all him doing what he did and he’s an older gentleman.”

McLymore, a pastor, said he was heading with his teenage son back to his church to close up when it happened, and instead pulled into the parking lot of a restaurant and used his phone to record the interaction, WCBS reported.

“Nobody would believe me that this happened to me. Nobody. I didn’t believe it myself,” McLymore told WCBS.

McLymore is not only the pastor of a church, but also a police lieutenant in the nearby town of Wallkill, WABC reported.

“Forty-five years I’ve been living here,” McLymore told WABC. “Nobody’s ever done anything like this. Nobody has ever put a boxcutter to my face or anything like that or disrespected me in anyway. So I was shocked. I replay it in my mind probably every three seconds.”