A Hudson Valley man is accused of approaching a man stopped at a traffic light and telling the man he was going to cut his face if he didn’t stop staring.

On Friday at 6:15 p.m., Saugerties Police responded to the area of Main Street and Market Street for a reported menacing with a knife complaint.

The victim told police that while he was stopped at the traffic light he was approached by 28-year-old Brian Shultis of Saugerties who threatened to cut his face with a knife if he did not stop staring at him.

The victim called 911 and Shultis fled the scene. While attempting to run away, Shultis ran into another vehicle, causing damage to the car, police say. After damaging the vehicle, Shultis fled the scene.

Officers located Shultis a short time later at his home. He was charged with menacing, a misdemeanor, and leaving the scene of a property damage motor vehicle accident.

Shultis was processed and released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Village of Saugerties Court on April 24.

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