CHILLICOTHE — Road rage apparently sparked a motorist to tailgate a car and later slash three of its tires, police said.

Just before 1:30 p.m. April 14, the Peoria County Sheriff's Office was called to a gas station in Chillicothe. There, a 21-year-old Chillicothe resident said she had been driving on West Rome Road when she passed a pickup truck, according to a police report.

The driver, who was in his 60s, apparently became angered and began to tailgate the woman's car. the report said. He followed as she pulled into the gas station, the report said.

"It made her nervous so she went inside to avoid the male in the pickup truck," the report said.

A bit later, she walked outside but spotted his truck parked behind her car, the report said. She went back inside and returned to her car a while later, the report stated.

The man was gone. Three of her tires had been slashed, the report said.

She gave descriptions to police of the man and the truck. Deputies checked the area but found no match.