Police charge local mother after alleged confrontation

A local mother faces charges after allegedly confronting a teenager.

Police say the incident happened last Friday morning at the Career and Tech Center at the Chariho Campus.

Jennifer Culotta, 40, is charged with Disorderly Conduct.

"Ms. Culotta reportedly parked along Switch Road and waited for a particular teenage student to drive by, and then taunted the student driver, yelling profanities and making obscene hand gestures," said Richmond Police in a news release. "Ms. Culotta reportedly followed the 17-year-old driver onto the Chariho campus and parked behind the student's vehicle."

Police say she then attempted to open the driver's door, but it was locked. She then allegedly began banging her hands on the windows of the vehicle and yelled for the teenager to get out.

"She then taunted the teenage girl and ordered her to stay away from her teenage child, before leaving the scene," said Richmond Police.

Police say Culotta surrendered at the station and she's due in court on January 7, 2014.