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Police: Motorist Rescued Woman Threatened At Gunpoint

August 31, 2018 GMT

BEAR CREEK TWP. - A woman being threatened by her armed boyfriend inside a car on a secluded road was rescued Thursday night when a passing motorist stopped to by to offer help, police said.

State police said Tyler Peznowski, 23, pulled his car over along Pine Run Road just before midnight, put his four-way flashers on, and pulled a gun on his girlfriend, Alicia Harris.

“You will die tonight (expletive) and I will kill you tonight,” Peznowski said, according to arrest papers.

Peznowski, who was banging his gun off the steering wheel, accused Harris of cheating on him and demanded to see her phone, police said.

After about 15 minutes of arguing, an approaching car stopped. Two women approached Peznowski’s car to see of everything was OK since his flashers were on, police said.

After seeing Harris crying, the women offered Harris a ride, police said. Harris left with the women and they called 911 in the parking lot of the nearby Clearbook treatment center.

The women were not identified in arrest papers.

Police say they apprehended Peznowski in the parking lot of Save-A-Lot in Wilkes-Barre around 2 a.m.

Peznowski was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, and harassment.

He was arraigned Friday morning by on-duty Magisterial District Judge Ferris Webby, who ordered Peznowski jailed in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

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