US: 88-year-old woman thrashes cop

In a case of mistaken address, cop lands at Phyllis Stankiewicz’s home to help but instead gets beaten

Massachusetts: An 88-year-old woman has been charged with assaulting a police officer who landed at her western Massachusetts home on Thursday, following a report of a disturbance involving someone with a baseball bat. However, it turned out to be the wrong address.

Police say Phyllis Stankiewicz opened her front door while wielding a knife and slapped an officer, telling them that there was no crime there and yelling at them to leave. Authorities later said the disturbance report was actually for a home a block away.

Stankiewicz pleaded not guilty to the assault on a police officer on Friday in the District Court and was released on her own recognizance. She declined to comment when contacted.

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