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Unhinged Woman Arrested After Following and Threatening GOP Rep. After Tenn. Town Hall

A Tennessee woman was arrested and charged with felony reckless endangerment after she followed and threatened a Republican congressman in his car.

Police say the woman, 35-year-old Wendi Wright, followed Congressman David Kustoff and his aide, Marianne Dunavant, as they drove down Highway 45 in Weakley County, Tenn., Monday afternoon.

Investigators say Wendi Wright reportedly followed a car with Congressman David Kustoff then banged on the windows and reached inside. Congressman Kustoff at one point worried the car would go off the road.

Posted by WREG News Channel 3 on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wright reportedly followed the pair after they had left a town hall on the University of Tennessee at Martin campus.

According to the police report, Kustoff and Dunavant were afraid the unhinged woman was going to run them off the road.

When they arrived at their destination, Wright reportedly ran to Kustoff’s car — now parked in the driveway — and “screamed while banging on the car and reaching in.”

She allegedly blocked his car until police were called. Then she high-tailed it out of there.

Wright might have gotten away with it had she not posted “details about the encounter” on her Facebook account later that day.

She has been charged with felony reckless endangerment.