Paul V. Guaschino, 61, of 1149 E. Middle Turnpike, Manchester, was arrested on Friday, Feb. 1, after police say another motorist’s rude gesture towards his “Impeach Obama” bumper sticker prompted him to attack the other car with a baseball bat.
According to the Glastonbury Police Department, Guaschino displays an “Impeach Obama” bumper sticker on his vehicle, and another motorist gave Guaschino the finger in protest of the bumper sticker.
Guaschino then followed the other vehicle to a stoplight, got out of his car with a baseball bat and hit the trunk of the motorist’s vehicle. The bat left a large dent in the trunk of the car, police said.
The other driver then fled the scene, fearing for his safety, police said.
Another motorist who witnessed the incident called police, who responded and arrested Gauschino at the scene.
He was charged with second-degree threatening, second-degree criminal mischief and breach of peace. He was released on a written promise to appear in Manchester Superior Court on Feb. 20.