BATH, Ohio-- Tense moments along a busy interstate for a Northeast Ohio woman as she drove to work. A road rage incident left her with a smashed mirror, a broken window and very shaken nerves.
It happened on Thursday, along Interstate 77, near Route 18.
"Can you just get a cop over here?" the victim asked in the 911 call placed to Bath police.
"A lady was driving 21 northbound and as they merged into 77 northbound, traffic backed up a little bit and a car pulled next to her and the guy knocked her mirror off with his hand," said Bath Police Captain Greg Lang.
The victim claims a silver Volvo, driven by a young white male, was weaving in and out of traffic.
"He was tailgating her," Lang said. "He was trying to get in and out of traffic obviously in a hurry. She has no idea if he thought she got in his way to hold him up; who knows what happened."
The victim did not want to be identified but she tells FOX 8 that she pulled off on the Ghent Road exit on I-77 northbound and while she was in the left hand lane, stopped at that red light, when things escalated.
The victim noticed the silver Volvo in the right land of the Ghent Road exit.
According to the police report, the suspect exited his vehicle and walked toward her car. She immediately locked the doors, but couldn't close her driver side window in time.
"He broke my window. He came over, broke my window," she exclaimed in the 911 call to police. "I cracked it a little bit. He grabbed it; he pulled it; he cracked my window all over me."
"She never seen him before," Captain Lang said. "She had no idea what she did to set him off if; it was some sort of traffic mishap that set him off and she had no idea."
The victim drove to a safe location and called police, who continue to look for the car in question.
"She was certain that it was a silver Volvo and the license plate began with FFN4," Captain Lang said.