CENTRAL NYACK — A woman seen knocking dozens of bottles of alcohol off the shelves of a liquor store after a dispute with a clerk has turned herself in to Clarkstown police, officers said this morning.
Mahogany Morrow, 31, of Spring Valley faces a felony charge of criminal mischief, police said.
A clerk at Buy Rite Liquor on Route 59 in Central Nyack told police that at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23, a woman walked into the store and caused a scene. As the woman left, she knocked dozens of bottles off the shelves, causing $1,600 in damage, the clerk said.
The suspect then left the store in a taxi. Police located the taxi driver, who said the woman told him to drive her to another liquor store.
Investigators think that the dispute stemmed from the clerk's refusal to allow the woman to use a restroom.
Morrow turned herself in to Clarkstown police at 6 p.m. Wednesday. She was released without bail and told to return to town court March 16. Morrow said the clerk’s use of the phrase “you people” set her off.
“’You people, you kind of people, don’t know why you come in here ‘cuz you cause so much trouble.’” Who is ‘you people?’ And what is my kind of people?” Morrow said.Source