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COLONIE – State Police made two more arrests in a May 10 road rage incident, including charging the woman who made the complaint with filing a false written statement.
In what started as a bizarre story, Natia Shim claimed she had just picked up her son from Troy High School and was westbound on Alternate Route 7 at around 3:11 p.m. when a car full of people forced her off the road, beat her car with a baseball bat and a frying pan and screamed racial epithets at them.
Earlier in the investigation, on May 17, a Watervliet pair – Phillip Quandt, 50, and Kristen Wright, 51 – was charged with felony criminal mischief as well as the misdemeanors of reckless endangerment and menacing.
Two days later, State Police announced the arrest of Christopher
Allen, a 34-year-old from Troy, and charged him with felony criminal mischief as well as the misdemeanors of menacing and reckless endangerment.
On Wednesday, June 13, State Police said they arrested Logan Tardiff, a 21-year-old from Halfmoon, and charged him with the misdemeanors of reckless endangerment and menacing. He is due back in Colonie Town Court on June 24.
Also, 35-year-old Shim was charged with the misdemeanor of making a false written statement. She is due back in Colonie Town Court on June 20.
She told News Channel 13: “They were yelling that they were white supremacists and we n-words do not belong in their country. It’s a life or death situation, they threatened to kill us.”
It is unclear what Shim allegedly fabricated in her official statement to investigators.
Shim told Channel 13 that she believes the men who beat her car mistakenly thought her son stole a car radio from one of them. They too called State Police.
State Police say the investigation into this incident has concluded and no other arrests are expected.
More information as it becomes available.