PUNXSUTAWNEY- A man terrorized two young women driving on
route 219 Monday. Punxsutawney State Police said 20 year old Gunther Lee Botzman
from Grampian followed the women as they were driving on route 219 between
Mahaffey and Fire Tower Road in bell Township Clearfield County.
The victims, 18 year old Rayanna Marie Kavelak from
Clearfield and an unnamed 17 year old female from Mahaffey, said he was
following them dangerously close and honking his horn to the point they were
afraid that he might hit them.
passed them and stopped in the lane of travel in front of them forcing them to
stop. He exited his vehicle and took a baseball bat
from his back seat and began hitting the victimís car breaking a headlight and
damaging the front fender.
The women escaped by speeding away. Botzman was arrested
by warrant and incarcerated in Clearfield County Jail on $10,000 bail. He is
charged with Simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment, criminal
mischief and traffic offenses.