JENELLE Evans has defended pulling out a gun with her son Jace in the car during a road rage incident in 2018.
The Teen Mom 2 alum, 29, hit back after posts about the altercation resurfaced on TikTok.
Jenelle Evans has defended pulling out a gun with her son Jace in the car during a road rage incident in 2018Credit: Teen Mom
She hit back after a post about the altercation resurfaced on TikTokCredit: YouTUBE
TikTok user Haus Of Petty shared several headlines describing the incident in a video he posted on Wednesday.
Jenelle raged in the comments, “Everyone has a past and I am not a felon,” alongside a laughing face emoji.
Back in April 2018, Jenelle pulled out a handgun after a truck driver tailgated her and cut her off on the highway while Jace, then 8, was in the passenger seat.
The incident – which was captured on Teen Mom – kicked off when the white pickup truck driver slammed his brakes after cutting Jenelle off, prompting her and Jace to dive forward as she dragged the car to a halt.
“Are you f**king kidding me, dude? Oh my God. Give me your phone,” Jenelle told Jace, before ringing 999.
She then chose to follow the unidentified driver as he turned off the highway and drove home.
Jenelle unbuckled her seat belt and pulled out a small handgun, as Jace said: “If he tries to get out and hurt you, I can get out this nerf gun and whip him.”
“I got three cameras in my car, they got the whole thing,” she yelled at the driver. “I just called the law on you, you were tailgating me, you dumba**.”
As she reversed, she accidentally hit the man’s mailbox, prompting him to get into his car and try to block her from leaving.
Jenelle yelled, “Dude, leave me alone!” as she pulled out her handgun, before managing to drive away.
Both the reality star and the driver called the police about the incident, but neither driver was charged.
PTSD AND NIGHTMARES
Jenelle addressed the incident several months later, telling Dr Drew: “Ever since then I’ve been having PTSD, I’ve been having nightmares.
“When the incident happened, I didn’t even leave my house for the first, like, two weeks.”
Dr Drew asked if Jenelle feared that she was “going to traumatize Jace more by following” the other driver off the road.
She replied: “I didn’t think about it at the time. All I thought about was that he almost hurt my son. He almost knocked my son out. And that’s what pissed me off.”
Jenelle admitted last month that 11-year-old Jace’s behavior has been “bad and rebellious” in the past.
The mom-of-three has been in a court battle with her mother, Barbara, over the preteen.
While Barbara has had primary custody of Jace since he was a toddler, Jenelle wants her boy back at her North Carolina house full-time as he allegedly struggles with behavioral issues at school and at home.
Jenelle told The Sun exclusively about her son’s troubles: “Jace wasn’t on his best behavior at my mom’s house, and that’s one of my big concerns right now: His behavior is just bad.
“I don’t know if it’s because he’s getting older and is becoming a rebellious teenager, but I know everything is fine at my house and he loves it here.
“He loves spending time with his siblings and spending time as a family. It’s time to come here.”
Jenelle currently maintains custody of Jace every other weekend, and two months straight in the summer.
Back in April, Jenelle claimed Jace set fire to Barbara’s home and has had “out of control” behavior.
Back in April 2018, Jenelle pulled out a handgun after a truck driver tailgated her and cut her off on the highway while Jace, then 8, was in the passenger seatCredit: MTV
Jenelle defended herself after posts about the incident resurfaced on TikTokCredit: TikTok
She is mom to three kids – Jace, Kaiser, 7, and Ensley, 4Credit: j_evans1219/Instagram