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Cops: Man Smashes Victim's Car Window for 'Scaring' Girlfriend

Road rage incident in Clinton Township spurs altercation between two men in Califon, police said.

A Califon man was arrested Wednesday after police said he smashed someone’s car window with an aluminum bat for scaring his girlfriend.

Washington Township police responded to a Califon Borough home for a report of a physical dispute between two men in the driveway at about 11:40 a.m., Lt. Mark Niemynski said. When police arrived, they found the victim, who said the altercation stemmed from an incident in Clinton Township, Niemynski said.

The victim told police he was run off the road by a vehicle, causing him to damage property, Niemynski said. The victim then got back on the road and followed the other vehicle all the way back to Califon, Niemynski said.

When the vehicles came to a stop at the home, the victim was met by the other driver’s boyfriend, James Sapio, 53, who confronted him with an aluminum bat, Niemynski said. Sapio then smashed in the victim’s rear window with the bat as retaliation for “scaring” his girlfriend, Niemynski said.

Sapio continued to “wave the bat at the victim and walk him down the road,” according to the police report.

Sapio was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.

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Roisin Jennings March 03, 2014 at 05:25 PM
That's disgusting!
EasyPace17 March 03, 2014 at 05:30 PM
shut yo mouth roisin..your just jealous of dat gurl who was chased by dat dude wit the road rage. every1 knows dat your relationship wont last without a 3some...every dude needs a 3some once in awhile.. let me get dat bitchz number.holla I be bangin pregnant bitchz all day...esp if its dat bitch from hooters.
Denis Mclaughlin March 03, 2014 at 05:33 PM
That is just horrible. Please stop talking like that about this poor girl..she's been harassed and stalked enough by evil people. Let this girl enjoy her pregnancy.
EasyPace17 March 03, 2014 at 05:36 PM
wats wrong cant handle da truth. Dat gurl worked at hooters and you think shes not going to get followed? sexi as hell..i think I seen her sex tape.
Aru Serious March 03, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Ey yo Easy...tell me...where is there a Hooters in Hunterdon County? Ill be all up in there!!
Halee Boo March 03, 2014 at 05:42 PM
That's wrong in so many different ways! This post has nothing to do with threesomes...All I want to know is what happened at court???
EasyPace17 March 03, 2014 at 05:44 PM
hale..u soundin sexi too...whatz yo number boo?
Halee Boo March 03, 2014 at 05:46 PM
it's 908- Easy likes it up the a%#....Any man that thinks about a threesome with two guys..rather than two girls..definitely likes it up the as&... I like guys that like girls...YO!
fsb34 March 03, 2014 at 05:58 PM
CAN THE EDITOR JUST STOP ALL FURTHER COMMENTS !!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS NOW WAY BEYOND INSANE !!!!
Denis Mclaughlin March 03, 2014 at 06:15 PM
I gave you a thumbs up fsb..you beat me to it...There is a pregnant girl who is being harassed and stalked..and this is just provoking it even more. I would recommend getting rid of the article all together due to the harassing nature.
Roisin Jennings March 03, 2014 at 06:21 PM
Just a bit wrong no..is this what you all do in America? Waste time and talk about each other?
Mark Hein March 03, 2014 at 06:34 PM
What? This is extremely inappropriate. There is a girl who is being harassed and people are feeding into it.. I know we have Freedom of Speech, but there is a pregnant girl's life at risk here
Denis Mclaughlin March 03, 2014 at 06:44 PM
Thank you mark..That is what I have been requesting all a bit too long now..there are individuals that are stalking and harassing a girl in the article..this needs to be brought to enforcements attention before something happens to our dear friend. She does not deserve this and helps everyone. She's got quite a great soul!
Animallover March 03, 2014 at 07:01 PM
No, this article should never be taken down. It goes to show the terrible and disturbed people in this world like James Sapio, Denis Mclaughlin, and this girlfriend that endangered her kids by recklessly driving someone off the road. This article shows the lack of sanity in all of the parties. So no, this article should stay up to remind the man following her, the girlfriend, and the bat wielding psychotic boyfriend of how terrible their actions were. Stop getting off point everyone. We are forgetting what this article is about. Not an ex-wife, but mainly this couple that is in need of some serious phycological help.
Halee Boo March 03, 2014 at 07:33 PM
it seems that animallover has a lot of emotion involved. It also goes to show there are a few people with a vengeance on the pregnant girl. the article doesn't say she drove recklessly..or does it? Does the article say there were kids in the car? i'm confused. where in Clinton did this happen?
JimmySisaDouche March 04, 2014 at 11:13 AM
whole town from Madison knows what a lowlife Jimmy is. has no class. owes everyone money. wont pay back the people he owes for reasons like.. well he doesnt need the money, like i do. has no logic and no brains. and his new girlfriend has no logic and no brains too. haha they deserve other.
Aru Serious March 09, 2014 at 01:20 PM
^^found out just through word on the street..this case was d.i.s.m.i.s.s.e.d.^^
faith March 09, 2014 at 05:17 PM
It does not matter.. one way or the other. OPRA...
faith March 09, 2014 at 07:01 PM
Where is our friend Sybil???
Aru Serious March 11, 2014 at 08:33 PM
^^faith is desperate^^
Aru Serious March 11, 2014 at 08:38 PM
^^Easy...where's that HOOTER's bet at in Hunterdon? Maybe we'll see that girlfriend there^^ Heard she's chill as hell..I want to get the hook up.
faith March 12, 2014 at 08:11 AM
Aru.. Desperate over what?? A pregnant girl and her old boyfriend? A guy who smashes car windows and a girl who is dishonest beyond belief? Who hides behind the facade of being an upstanding person in the community who in fact is a person who cheats and schemes and is actually a bit crazy.. let's even see if she is pregnant.. I have all the facts about this case.. I know exactly what happened.. You all need to stop trying so hard. You are not clever.. nor funny.. your basically nothing. And here is a little news flash.. you obviously have no inkling of who I actually am, and I know you think you do... which makes this whole news feed.. much more amusing.. The truth is that everyone who has posted on this knows who you are.. and what you are.. so you have fun with it.. because you look like a fool.. fighting back and forth with yourself.. and pretending you are all these different bloggers.. . Technology is a very handy tool.. here and in Ireland. Everyone thanks you for taking the window smasher.. good luck with that!
JimmySisaDouche April 01, 2014 at 12:18 PM
WHOA Major news here. Jimmy got another girl pregnant down in spring lake area. man he is a busy man, isnt he when he's not breaking windsheilds! what an idiot.
Aru Serious April 06, 2014 at 09:36 AM
^^Faith is a stalker^^ ^^ The guy got both pregnant in a threesome^^
Denis Mclaughlin April 06, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Faith, honeybunch, but you seem to be the only one who cares about this case. You have completely convolulted this story and are sickly endulged in this article. You have made it a point to include your emotions in each of your posts. you have made terrible rumors about an innocent girl. You have no other life then stalking these individuals. God Bless that your anger and vengeance diminishes. I pray that you return to sanity. I pray that you can turn around your very pathetic delusionary emotions and live with your own anger and bitterness towards people that have nothing to do with you. Tone it down a bit honeybunch..you're anger shows no matter what your going to write next. As you can't help yourself and you will attempt and try hard to come out with an answer that will justify your mental illness. I request that you seek professional health Faith. Because you're stalking is quite a threat to society. Of course your next answers will mimic mine. I truly pray for your recovery to a better soul. God bless
Halee Boo April 06, 2014 at 02:30 PM
who cares..nobody cares
Halee Boo April 06, 2014 at 03:21 PM
born to be a fiddler in an ol' time string band...my baby plays a guitar..I pick a banjo now.
Mark Hein April 07, 2014 at 10:10 AM
This case was dismissed on March 10th. Records will be expunged and not included in an OPRA.
Curious April 08, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Well, only because charges dropped...Jimmy Sapio skates again...now if I could only find a bug spray that could repel mosquitoes as well as Jimmy Sapio repels responsibility I would have a great summer.
faith April 08, 2014 at 08:06 PM
Agreed Curious! Responsibility and truth are not in his realm of thinking. He should be ashamed of himself. Definately a very horrible father and person all around. His poor children.. Y

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