Berkshire Eagle: A 50-year-old Westborough woman allegedly took matters into her own mouth when told her son wouldn’t be able to take a scheduled driver’s test Thursday morning. Ilyse Levine-Kanji is accused of biting the forearm of a driving instructor and threatening to stab him with his own pen before fleeing the scene, according to police. According to witnesses, Levine-Kanji and her 18-year-old son arrived at the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the test around 11 a.m. The instructor deemed it was unsafe for Levine-Kanji’s son to take the test and said he wouldn’t be allowed to do so. The report does not specify the reason for refusing the test.
Levine-Kanji asked the instructor to reconsider and allow her son to take the test. When he again refused, Levine-Kanji allegedly grabbed a pen from the instructor’s shirt and raised it above her head and brought it down in an apparent stabbing motion, according to the instructor. When he grabbed her arm to prevent being stuck with the pen, Levine-Kanji allegedly bit him on the forearm, causing lacerations, police said. She and her son then got back in their vehicle and drove off. The vehicle was stopped on the Massachusetts Turnpike by state police and she was placed under arrest.
She was arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court before Judge William Rota and pleaded not guilty to charges of assault with a dangerous weapon (pen) and assault and battery.
Wait….she’s from Westborough and she brought her son to Goddamn Pittsfield to take the driver’s test? That’s a 2 hour freaking car ride!!!
If I drove my 18 year old kid two hours to take his driver’s test and then he wasn’t even allowed to take the test, I would strongly consider biting someone too. Not saying I would, just that it would be strongly considered. Plus, when you factor in the lines and the surly middle aged women who are apparently the only kind of people that the DMV hires, how can you not stab someone with a pen and bite them?
LOL. Just kidding. Kind of. This lady is clearly insane. Gotta feel bad for the kid (18 year old). His Mom has probably been the crazy, overbearing Mom his whole life. Plus, let’s look at the facts here. The kid is 18 years old and doesn’t have his driver’s license. She could’ve gone to a million and one DMV’s closer to her, but she chose the one on the New York state border. Why? More than likely because she and her kid are blacklisted at every other DMV and she assumed they didn’t have computers in Pittsfield. She’s probably gotta drive her adult son everywhere and she’s getting sick of it. So she spent four hours driving him out there, only to find out that they have wifi there too and they found out he was on the “do not give him a license” list. This was her breaking point.
And by looking at this woman’s Facebook page she shows no signs of being a nutjob. As a matter of fact she seems like your typical Westboro resident – well written and really, really involved in everything:
Plus she saved France:
And here’s the best part – she’s a loud and outspoken advocate for more gun control:
Ya got that? A woman who violently tried stabbing a guy with a pen and then bit him thinks that guns are the reason we have violence. I guess by her logic we should ban pens and teeth as well. After all, they can be used as weapons to hurt people too.
Anyway, I assume Westborough is gonna have a town meeting about this. I feel like it’s one of those towns where you can just vote someone off the island if they mess with your property value. And there is already a designated place for people who drive to Pittsfield to bite a DMV instructor – Spencer.
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