A pickaxe-wielding woman smashed the windows of a Pasadena home with a grandmother and her newborn granddaughter inside on Monday.
The suspect reportedly approached the home and smashed a front window beneath which the newborn was sleeping, according to KTLA. The grandmother managed to rescue the newborn before the glass shattered.
“If my mother-in-law didn’t act as fast as she did, my daughter wouldn’t be here,” homeowner Arman Tchoukadarian told KTLA. “I feel like we lost our safe place,” he added.
After smashing the first window, the woman returned multiple times within the space of a few minutes and smashed more windows, KTLA reported. Security cameras captured the incident.
In the video, the woman says “questions? Questions, anyone? I’ll be back. Get out” as she walked away from the house with the pickaxe, according to KTLA.
A horror scene as a mystery woman with a pickaxe smashes out windows of a #Pasadena home, all as a baby sleeps inside. Who is the woman now in custody, and what fueled her violent rampage? @ABC7Leanne is live with new answers. Tonight at 11 from ABC7 https://t.co/W9pFN5v2rp pic.twitter.com/Jc8DWXCMWr
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) October 26, 2022
After reportedly refusing to surrender, Pasadena Police eventually arrested a 65-year-old woman named Beverly Baker at her home blocks away from the location of the incident, according to KTLA. Baker faces felony vandalism charges. Matthew Krasnowski, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, said that Baker will enter a plea at the Superior Court in Pasadena later this week, according to the Pasadena Star-News. (RELATED: ‘City Of Chaos’: CEO Reveals How San Francisco’s Woke Crime Policies Forced Him To Leave)
Tchoukadarian, who told KTLA that there is “no excuse to go attack someone’s family,” believes the damage to the home amounts to around $20,000.
Earlier in October, a 76-year-old California woman fended off an attempted robbery. Police in California also arrested the alleged “Stockton Serial Killer” earlier this month following a year-long murder spree.