A woman accused of smashing the windows of her Pasadena neighbor with a pickaxe in a videotaped attack is scheduled to appear in court Friday to face vandalism charges, officials said.
Surveillance video from the home’s porch Monday afternoon shows a woman walking up the driveway, pickaxe in hand, before swinging the tool into a street-facing window.
A woman is heard screaming inside the house as the woman with the pickaxe walks away. A short time later, the woman returns and smashes through several more windows of the house, swinging the pickaxe as shards of glass fall to the ground.
“Questions?” you can hear the woman in the video say as she walks down the front lawn. “Anyone ask? I’ll be back. Go out.”
Authorities identified the woman as Beverly Ann Baker, 65, a neighbor.
Pasadena Police Chief Bill Grisafe told KABC-TV Channel 7 that Baker had no relationship or connection with the home’s owner.
“It looks like … she was suffering from some kind of mental health crisis,” Grisafe told the news channel this week.
A spokesman for the Pasadena Police Department referred The Times to the statement Grisafe made to KABC on Wednesday.
The homeowner, Arman Tchoukadarian, told KABC his mother-in-law was inside with his baby and grabbed the child seconds before the window next to his cradle was smashed. Tchoukadarian did not respond to The Times requests for comment.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Baker is facing a case of vandalism.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-10-27/pasadena-woman-faces-felony-charge-pickax-attack-home Pasadena woman faces felony charge in pickax attack on home