WARREN COUNTY — A Queensbury woman intentionally and apparently randomly scratched the length of a Cadillac Escalade while someone was inside last month, causing an estimated $4,700 in damage, Warren County sheriff’s officials said Sunday.
The person inside, concealed by tinted windows, felt the vehicle shake and eventually got a picture of the woman’s vehicle leaving the area, officials said.
Jennifer Barton, 47, of Queensbury, faces one count of second-degree criminal mischief, a felony.
The incident happened Sept. 28 at Warren County’s Outlets West, in the parking lot, officials said.
The owners of the 2019 Cadillac arrived for shopping, got out and went into a store. One person, however, stayed behind in the vehicle, in a rear passenger seat.
“At this time this occupant felt the vehicle shake and saw a woman standing right near the vehicle,” a sheriff’s release reads.
The occupant then got out, saw the damage and saw the woman getting into another vehicle to leave. The occupant then took the picture.
Officers also reviewed security camera footage and identified Barton as the suspect.
“It is unknown at this time why Barton damaged the vehicle as she is unfamiliar with the victim,” the release read.
Barton was arraigned and released to return to court later.