Tarrytown Lieutenant William Herguth attributed the following bridge-spanning incident to "apparently some type of road rage" gone too far.
According to the police blotter, a woman came into Tarrytown police headquarters on Sept. 27 at 5:50 p.m. to report that she had been followed to Tarrytown Village Hall from Rockland County by a woman in a Mini-Cooper.
The complainant said she felt afraid and left her car in the village hall lot to report the incident to nearby police. She thought the driver following her had possibly parked in the resident lot. The desk officer on duty positioned the exterior building surveillance camera to the complainant’s vehicle in the lot.
Sure enough: the officer apparently observed a woman come and scratch the car and rip off the passenger side windshield wiper. The woman then left the scene on foot going toward the resident lot where police arrested her.
Francine Blumm, 59, of Old White Plains Road, Tarrytown, was charged with criminal mischief in the third degree and released with an order of protection in effect and a return court date of Oct. 3.
Herguth could not speak to what prompted the alleged "rage" in the first place.