SP: Man threatened victim with knife, made her drive through DeWitt

Glen Zinszer/ NYSP

A Clay man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he allegedly threatened a woman with a knife Tuesday in DeWitt.

New York State Police troopers say 47-year-old Glen Zinszer found the victim, a 36-year-old woman and ex-girlfriend of the suspect, at the Dunkin' Donuts on Bridge Street Tuesday. He then coerced the victim into his car by claiming he wanted to talk to her, according to state police.

Once the victim was in the car, troopers say Zinszer pulled out a knife and made the victim drive to the Red Roof on Carrier Circle. The victim was able to text a friend for help and 911 was contacted, investigators said.

Zinszer was taken into custody without incident and the victim was not injured, according to state police.

State police say this isn't the first incident between Zinszer and the victim; the victim was assaulted by Zinszer in September 2016, according to state police.

Zinser was arraigned Tuesday evening in Town of Lysander Court. He faces charges of unlawful Imprisonment and criminal contempt.

He was sent to the Onondaga County Justice Center on $20,000 cash $40,000 bond. The judge issued what is now a second order of protection against the victim.

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