POCONO TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – After knocking a man off his motorcycle and chucking a milkshake at him, a woman faces a slew of charges. Another driver caught the road rage incident on camera, and it has grabbed nearly 200,000 views on social media.
Police say Shannon Henry’s license is registered to Allentown, but she’s staying in Henryville.
After Henry’s arraignment on Friday, Eyewitness News reporter Brianna Strunk asked her some questions on her way to jail.
When asked if she has anything to say to the motorcyclist, Henry replied “he’s at fault too.” Henry also claims the incident happened because she has mental illnesses.
Police say the 24-year-old had a child in the car during a road rage incident Monday on State Route 611. For three miles Henry tailgates a motorcyclist, who she claims kept aggressively braking.
Eventually, they reach a red light in Tannersville. In the video, you see Henry chuck a milkshake on the motorcyclists’ back. Then she hits the bike with her car, knocking Mark Maggio off balance.
Earlier this week, he showed Eyewitness News the extensive damage to his bike.
“I just knew she was trying to hurt me. I mean, people say I should just let her go by. That’s not an option, you don’t let people get near you when your on a motorcycle,” says Mark Maggio, motorcyclist involved in incident.
After leaving the scene, Henry nearly hits another vehicle.
Pocono Township’s Police Chief, Kent Werkheiser, is thankful no one was hurt.
He says, “people have different attitudes today, traffic is a problem, everyone seems to be in a hurry.”
He says road rage happens all the time, but we can use this as a lesson. If you witness an incident, always call 911 before taking a video and posting it to social media. And if you’re involved in an incident…
“I’m going to give you advice I told my kids when they started driving: Pull over. It isn’t worth it.,” Chief Werkheiser suggests.
The Chief hopes these charges send a message to all drivers: Road rage won’t be tolerated.
“It wasn’t the best scenario for anyone involved. Nobody won this,” he says.
Henry faces 16 charges including Aggravated Assault, Littering, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Reckless Driving. Police say she admitted to throwing the milkshake.
Henry is behind bars, unable to post $5,000 dollars bail. She is due back in court later this month.
According to court papers, both Maggio and Henry called 911 to report the incident. Maggio says he’s not hurt, but doesn’t know if his bike can be fixed.