A highly intoxicated 49-year-old woman was locked up after she allegedly terrorized another woman by telling her she was going to rob her and "mess her up," according to city police.
Gina Maria Marchese, of 216 W. Second Ave., South Williamsport, confronted Amanda Peterson as Peterson was pushing her 2-year-old daughter in a stroller at West Edwin and Walnut streets about 7:20 p.m. Thursday, police said.
"I'm going to rob you," Marchese first told the woman, police alleged in court papers. Using obscene language, Marchese then threatened to harm Peterson said, police said.
Moments after the confrontation, a police officer on routine patrol approached the scene and took Marchese into custody, police said. The woman attempted to spit on the officer.
"I really thought she was going to hurt me. I was scared for my baby," Peterson told police.
District Judge Allen P. Page III immediately placed Marchese in the Lycoming County Prison, ruling that she was unfit for arraignment.
She was arraigned late Friday afternoon on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and disorderly conduct and remained incarcerated in lieu of $1,500 bail.