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Sep 8, 2010 11:27 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton woman charged with shooting pellet gun at illegal immigration protesters

Sep 8, 2010 11:27 AM

A Southampton woman was arrested Monday and accused of shooting a pump pellet gun at two men protesting against illegal immigration near the 7-Eleven on North Sea Road and County Road 39 in Southampton Village, according to Village Police.

Gail A. Glowczenski, 49, is accused of shooting and slightly injuring Tom Wedell and Ricky King, who regularly protest at that intersection. The two men suffered some “minor injuries” but were not taken to the hospital, said Village Police Chief William Wilson Jr. A police report on the incident stated that both men told police they were fine and did not require medical attention.

Chief Wilson said officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the 7-Eleven area at around 11 a.m. on Monday and determined that the victims had been shot with a pellet gun from the north side of North Sea Road. The victims told police that they were fired at three times while protesting and that each was hit once by pellets that appeared to come from across the street, near some bushes.

Police said that when they checked the area across the street, which is where Ms. Glowczenski lives, they recovered the weapon and arrested Ms. Glowczenski around noon. Police said they charged her with assault in the second degree, a felony, and reckless endangerment in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Police said that she admitted to having a pellet gun.

Ms. Glowczenski was taken into custody and held overnight at police headquarters on Windmill Lane.

She was arraigned Tuesday morning in Southampton 
Village Justice Court and released after posting $1,200 bail, police said.

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