MUG SHOT: Lee County woman accused of road-rage incident

Jessica Bethany Townsend was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief and battery.

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Jessica Bethany Townsend was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief and battery.

A Lee County woman is accused of scratching a woman and damaging her car during a road rage incident.

Jessica Bethany Townsend, 20, of the unit block of Eland Drive, North Fort Myers was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief and battery.

According to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office report:

The victim said she was driving on Fowler Street approaching U.S. 41 South in Fort Myers, and a 2006 Chevrolet car was cutting her and other vehicles off the road. At the traffic light, Landry rolled down the window and told the driver of the car “they are going to get someone killed with their driving behavior.”

Two people in the car, one of whom was later identified as Townsend, got out of the car. The woman kicked and punched the victim’s car, causing two large dents. The victim got out and told the woman to stop. The woman then attacked the victim, pulled her hair and scratching her arm.

A Good Samaritan saw what was happening, got out of his car, pulled the woman away from the victim, and demanded the people get back into the Chevrolet and “to get lost.”

The victim and another witness got the license plate number, which was registered to an address in Cape Coral. Deputies went to the address and spoke with family members who said Townsend was at Bell Tower Theater watching "X-Men: First Class."

Deputies found Townsend who admitted she was wrong, had never gotten into a fight before and apologized.

While she was interviewed, deputies wrote she was “laughing at times…” and “there is no reason to be upset when you know you did wrong and there is nothing that can be done about it.” She also said she was sorry, hopes to resolve the issue with the victim and that she learned a valuable lesson.

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