Report: Woman tried to hijack train engine with a machete

March 25, 2020–10:16 a.m.


A 42-year old Silver Creek woman has been arrested on felony warrants charging her with 1st-degree burglary, aggravated assault and hijacking a motor vehicle.

According to the warrants, Ruby Elaine Gladney tried to enter an occupied train engine while armed with a machete back on March 5 on the railroad tracks near her residence on Reeceburg Road at Indian River Road.

Gladney allegedly began hitting the side of the engine with the weapon to gain access to the cab before entering a second unoccupied engine.

The warrants gave no explanation as to why Gladney was so eager to get into the engines.

She was also charged with intruding on railroad tracks.

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