The Trump-boosting Air Force veteran who was gunned down after storming the US Capitol was once accused of chasing and harassing her husband’s ex-girlfriend — repeatedly ramming the back of her car in a jealous rage, according to a report Friday.
Ashli Babbitt, 35 — who was among a mob of rioters who overpowered police and breached the building Wednesday — was charged with rear-ending her spouse’s former lover, Celeste Norris, three times on a Maryland highway in July 2016, according to court papers cited by the Daily Mail.
“She was waving erratically, and beeping the horn and appeared to be very angry,” Norris, 39, wrote in an affidavit about the incident. “I was fearful she would attempt to physically harm me.”
Babbitt, who eventually beat the rap, allegedly followed her from a shopping center in the city of Prince Frederick, Md., to an intersection before slamming into Norris’ car — then began screaming at her, the court papers state.
“I know McEntee to be in a relationship with my former boyfriend,” Norris wrote. “[She was] continuously waving her arms and yelling in my direction in a threatening manner.”
After the crash, Norris called 911 as Babbitt allegedly got out of her SUV and began “verbally threatening” her, according to the affidavit.
“She was screaming at me to get out of my vehicle … she was acting very erratic,” Norris said in the court papers.
Babbitt was charged with reckless endangerment, dangerous driving and malicious property damage for the crash — but was later acquitted, according to court papers.
But she also allegedly called in false police reports against Norris and harassed her with late-night phone calls, Norris later said in a restraining order, according to the outlet.
“Her continued efforts to disrupt my life, all I want is my life back and to move forward without having to worry about these attacks,” Norris wrote. Her restraining order was upheld.
On Wednesday, Babbitt — whom friends dubbed “a firecracker” — was shot dead by Capitol Police as she tried to climb through a window into the congressional chambers amid a mob of rioters.
Ashli Babbitt once ‘harassed and chased’ husband’s ex-girlfriend The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.