It seemed the race was over. A republican forced an OTB and while he and the endorsed Republican split the vote, Democrat Chris Allen won the OTB and took the line. This left just Angie Minew on the Con and Reform lines.
Looked over until yesterday.
Several news sources report that the State Police are investigating allegations that Allen assaulted a teacher in the presence of her students.
The teacher, a member of a well known and respected Saugerties family, says that Allen grabbed her ID tag hanging from her neck and pulled her causing a 3 inch cut on the back of her neck.
Allen admits an argument though he asserts that he was an absolute gentlemen. He says he gently touched the ID but denies pulling it. Allen claims it is a Republican conspiracy against him.
Two questions. First, if Allen did nothing wrong, why do witnesses say Allen was name dropping when the Police arrived?
Second, there is a picture of a nasty cut on the woman's neck on the Freeman web site. What caused that?
Are we to believe this lady lacerated her own neck as part of the plot??
The photo of the cut seriously undermines Allen's version of events.
Perhaps the Dems and the Reps should be asking this man to step down. This kind of behavior is just not acceptable.
I was joking when I said that Allen would accuse the victim of cutting herself. However, the Freeman has amended its story. It seems that Legislator Allen has now formally accused the teacher of cutting herself as part of the plot.
Based on that, I conclude that Mr. Allen is either stupid, crazy, or both. Accusing this lady of cutting herself is beyond farfetched. It is assinine.
Both the Reps and Dems should condemn this man publicly.