Woman accused of hammer attack for crack
40-year-old Patricia Spencer is accused of trying to beat her neighbor with a hammer when he would not give her crack cocaine, state police.
On Friday, after midnight, Spencer invited her neighbor to her apartment and asked him if he knew where to get crack. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, when the man said he didn’t know where to get crack, she chased him through the apartment complex with a hammer, at one point shouting, “I’m going to kill you and break out all your car windows.”
Spencer managed to hit her neighbor on the left elbow and right thigh before he could get inside his own apartment and lock the door.
When police arrived, Spencer reportedly told them, “I didn’t even get the chance to actually hit him with the hammer.”
Spencer has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and remains in jail on $25,000 bail.