A Middletown mother told police that a female driver reached into her minivan and tried to shock her 12-year-old daughter with a Taser following a road rage incident last week.
After leaving Speedway at Roosevelt Boulevard and Orchard Street on Thursday night, Middletown’s Sarah Martin-Miller said she was driving her daughter’s friend to the 4700 block of Roosevelt Avenue when she noticed a black Trail Blazer following very closely. Martin-Miller, 35, told police she used her left turn signal, but was unable to turn into the driveway because of oncoming cars.
That’s when, Martin-Miller said, as she tried to turn, the driver of the Trail Blazer, described as a woman, approximately 25 to 35 years old, and about 5-foot-8, jumped the curb with her SUV and cut Martin-Miller off, scratching her vehicle.
The driver pounded on the front of Martin-Miller minivan, cursed at her and her daughters, then returned to her vehicle and grabbed a Taser. The woman reached into the passenger window of Martin-Miller’s minivan, and tried several times to use the gun on Martin-Miller’s 12-year-old daughter, who was sitting in the front seat, according to the police report.
Martin-Miller said she pulled her daughter away from the passenger door and also rolled up the window so the female had to pull her arm back out of the vehicle. Martin-Miller said she was unable to get out of her minivan because of the traffic. Martin-Miller said the woman was threatening to kill them and using numerous, sometimes different, racial slurs.
“It was insane,” said Martin-Miller, who questioned why the woman had a stun gun in the front seat of her car. “When I looked into her eyes, it was like something was wrong with her. She said, ‘I’m gonna kill you and I’m gonna kill your daughter.’”
Martin-Miller’s daughter, an eighth-grader at Middletown Middle School, said she got scared after the incident.
The female also came around to the driver’s door and Martin-Miller rolled up her window, according to the report. Martin-Miller told police she backed up slightly, pulled into the residence and called 911. That’s when the female suspect left the scene, according to the police report.
Martin-Miller said she had never seen the woman or her male passenger before. She said there also was a child in a car seat.
There were two other children in the Martin-Miller’s car and an infant in a car seat in the other woman’s vehicle, she said.
Police went to the address of the man listed with the license plate number of the vehicle but were unable to find anyone home, according to the report. Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw could not be reached for comment, and Maj. Mark Hoffman, assistant chief, said he could not comment on the incident.
Anyone with information is asked the call Middletown police at 513-425-7700.
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