Man to students blocking driveway: ‘I will beat you’

A 74-year-old Shelter Island man was accused of threatening students from Greenport High School last Thursday, Southold Town police said.  The man allegedly yelled at students who were walking on Front Street during their lunch break, screaming “I will beat you” and “I can run you over with this car,” police said.

Officers later stopped the man’s vehicle in Mattituck.

He said he yelled at the students because they were standing on the sidewalk in front of a driveway, police said. The parents of the students were advised of the incident by the school, according to the police report.

No one wished to press charges, but parents did request extra patrols of the area during school lunch breaks.