Woman, 88, Accused of Assaulting Cops

They showed up at her house because of a wrong address
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 26, 2015 6:14 PM CDT

(Newser) – An 88-year-old woman has been charged with assaulting police who responded to her western Massachusetts home, which turned out to be the wrong address. The Berkshire Eagle reports that officers went to the home of Phyllis Stankiewicz yesterday afternoon following a report of a disturbance involving someone with a baseball bat. Police say Stankiewicz opened her front door "angry and confused" while wielding a knife.

She yelled at them to leave, telling the officers there was no crime at her home, and allegedly slapped one of them in the face. Authorities later said the disturbance report was actually for a home a block away. Stankiewicz pleaded not guilty today in District Court to assault and battery on a police officer and was released on her own recognizance.

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